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Ones to Watch in La Liga – Cordoba to Espanyol

Continuing the round-up of players to watch this season, we now feature a couple of players looking to impress whilst on loan, and three clubs having come up from the Segunda.  Cordoba An astonishing piece of business was done to bring Valencia starlet Fede Cartabia to the newly promoted club during the close season. The […]

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Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid: Spanish Super Cup review

At full time the final score reads Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid.  It was a game that got better and better as the time passed and it was a fair result.  Neither team deserved to lose, but neither did enough to win.  This score sets it up nicely for Atletico to finish the job in […]

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Mobile Betting Becoming The Champions League Of The Industry

For years the Saturday morning walk to the bookies was something of a tradition. A thing passed down from Dad to lad as they strode down the high street to put a pound on City to win 3-1 on their way to Maine Road. But in recent years that tradition has changed. Almost reversed. Loading…

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The FC Barcelona query

It is really hard to remember the last time Barcelona were looking into the new season with so many question marks over their head, probably not since Pep Guadiola was first appointed coach. Since then, Barcelona had two mini cycles. First was defined by Pep’s legacy, in which the late Tito Vilanova managed to win the […]

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Ones to Watch in La Liga – Almeria to Celta Vigo

With the new season just days away, we have assembled a list of players who are most likely to cause an unexpected stir in La Liga this season. La Liga has been the breeding ground for the Premier League for a few seasons now, and some of these future stars could be bound for England […]

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Player Focus – Sergi Roberto (Barcelona)

Last season saw a somewhat rise to prominence for 22-year-old La Masia graduate Sergi Roberto. Making 27 appearances in the first team last season, the young midfielder was often the first choice to rotate into the Barcelona line-up when key first team players – Xavi, Iniesta, Fàbregas – were either injured or being rested. Loading…

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La Liga players to watch out for this season

With just over a week until the new La Liga campaign kicks off, let’s take a look at seven youngsters set to make their mark this season. Let’s start with an obvious one – it has to be World Cup wonder James Rodriguez. He dazzled us in Brazil with his inspired attacking and that stunning […]

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Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid: Spanish super cup preview

This year’s Spanish Super cup is going to be a real treat for all fans of the beautiful game. The two teams facing off are none other than last season’s Champions League finalists, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. It’s the Spanish champions against the European champions, el derbi Madrileño. The cup ties will take place […]

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Raul Jimenez signs for Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid are in need of strengthening their attack and Raul Jimenez may be the last piece Simeone needs for his new look attack. The departures of Diego Costa and Adrian Lopez this off season have left Atletico without two key attacking players that played a vital role in their La Liga championship run. Simeone […]

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Battle for the Barcelona number one

Barcelona fans will have awoken to the news this morning that goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen injured his back in a training session on Monday afternoon. He will now train alone for the next few days while the extent of the damage is analysed. The young German shot-stopper, along with Chilean custodian Claudio Bravo, are new […]

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Valencia’s lack of identity

Only three seasons ago Valencia CF was unanimously viewed as being the third foremost powerhouse in Spanish football. Unfortunately the combination of an absence of romanticism at the Mestella, coupled with serious financial woes, resulted in La Liga’s “big two” expanding irrevocably. Furthermore sides such as Atletico Madrid, Bilbao and Sevilla have all overtaken Valencia domestically and in European competition thus stripping Los […]

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Musacchio close to Spurs move

Tottenham are closing in on Argentine defender Mateo Musaccio after Villarreal took Victor Ruiz on loan from Valencia on Tuesday. Musacchio has been courted by Spurs for a number of weeks now, and could finally make the move with Villarreal having found a replacement. Mauricio Pochettino has been keen on 23-year-old Musacchio, who has impressed […]

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Who will be La Liga’s top scorer this season?

There are more candidates for Spain’s illustrious Pichichi this season than ever in recent times. It has been the Messi – Ronaldo show for some time now, you have to go back to the 2008/2009 season when a player other than Messi or Ronaldo finished top scorer of La Liga, Diego Forlan of Atletico Madrid. […]

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Vermaelen an astute signing for Barca

FC Barcelona has been quite busy this transfer window in preparation for the 2014/2015 La Liga season and their latest signing is Belgian center-back Thomas Vermaelen from Arsenal. The fee is reported to be around 10 million Euros and consists of a five year deal according to fcbarcelona.com. The former Arsenal captain will bring much […]


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