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The British influence on Basque football

The arrival of David Moyes to Real Sociedad may have been considered a surprising managerial move at the time. To many, the idea of a Scot plying his trade in Spain of all places seemed like a strange appointment, a cultural juxtaposition of football playing styles, and a rare trek for someone who prior to leaving […]

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Three Things To Expect From Sporting Gijon Next Season

Following Las Palmas’ promotion on Sunday, all 20 teams for next season’s La Liga campaign are known. Alongside the Gran Canarians are Segunda champions Real Betis and Sporting Gijon. Plenty has been made of Betis with the return of Pepe Mel causing quite a stir, and it will be interesting to see whether their free-scoring […]

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Late strike sends Las Palmas into La Liga on away goals

Sergio Araujo’s 84th minute goal helped Las Palmas beat Real Zaragoza on away goals and promotion into La Liga for the first time in 13 years. Zaragoza travelled to Gran Canaria as favourites having won the first leg 3-1, but Las Palmas recorded a 2-0 victory which saw them through on away goals. Roque Mesa […]

Money and fans come at a premium so Getafe must make their own entertainment

Club Focus: Getafe CF

  Out of all the teams in Spain’s top flight, Getafe are not the most exciting. Whilst Barcelona are known for their philosophy, Real Madrid for their superstars, Athletic Bilbao for their dogged physicality, Getafe are… well, just Getafe. Despite not being a particularly glamorous club, they have done well in recent years to remain […]

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Where are Spain’s women on the feminine football map?

The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada has been a very enjoyable tournament so far, as we draw closer to the last 16. For the first time in it’s history, the competition has expanded, with 24 nations represented on the biggest stage in women’s football.

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Mandzukic off to Juve as Atletico miss out on Tevez

Mario Mandzukic is likely to complete a transfer from Atletico Madrid to Juventus according to reports in the Italian media. Several newspapers in Italy are claiming that a deal has been agreed and both parties are happy with the €18 million fee. Juve will pay €15 million up front and the rest depending on Mandzukic’s performances […]

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Zaragoza close in on La Liga with first leg victory over Las Palmas

Real Zaragoza went one step closer to a return to La Liga as they came from behind to win the first leg of the play-off final last night. Goals from Diego Rico, Pedro Sanchez and Willian Jose gave them a 3-1 win over Las Palmas with the return leg to be played on Sunday. Fresh from […]

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Barcelona off the leash

In Saturday’s Champions League final, Barcelona will go up against the Italian Champions Juventus with hopes of continuing their recent domination and completing a historic treble season. With the way the Catalan club has performed over the last few months there is little doubt that they are the prohibitive favorites in Berlin.

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Benitez at the Bernabeu: is it the real deal?

So he has returned, Rafael Benitez’s imminent arrival at the club where it all began is sure to be fairy tale. Or is it? The seasoned veteran, whose management has spanned Valencia, Liverpool, and Napoli, to name a few, finds himself taking over from the now departed Carlo Ancelotti at one of Europe’s grandest clubs. […]

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Why Spanish football’s European dominance looks set to continue

Sevilla CF became the first club to benefit from UEFA’s recent change of regulations which meant that winners of the Europa League from the 2014/2015 season would automatically qualify for the Champions League. This means going into next season, Spain will have a record 5 clubs competing in club football’s elite competition: Barcelona, Real Madrid, […]

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A Castilla Conundrum – will Morata make his way back to Real Madrid?

Were it not for the intense speculation regarding Carlo Ancelotti’s position at the helm of Real Madrid (speculation which as everyone knows is common at the Bernabeu), more might have been made of Alvaro Morata’s performances for Juventus over the two legs of the Champions League Semi Final.

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Copa del Rey Final: Three Key Battles

Barcelona will look to seal their second trophy of an incredible season against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday to maintain their chances of winning the treble. Having already wrapped up the La Liga title, the Copa del Rey would sign off their domestic season in some style ahead of the Champions League Final against Juventus. The […]

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Ancelotti sacked at Real Madrid – an analysis

Another summer, another manager gone at Real Madrid.It didn’t matter that the locker room wanted him to stay or that he was at the helm when the club won it’s 10th Champion’s League title or that he is one of the most successful and sought after managers in world football. None of that made any difference […]

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Lionel Messi leads our La Liga team of the week

Barcelona are champions, what else matters? And we might as well even go on and tag the Barcelona side the team of the penultimate round of La Liga games, and we won’t be so far from the truth – especially after they pulled off a 1-0 win at the Vicente Calderon…But so much more mattered. […]

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