The nominees for this year's prestigious Ballon d'or award was announced on Tuesday and the shortlist rather unsurprisingly was full of La Liga players including eight from Barcelona and five from Real Madrid. … [Read more...]
La Liga: The New SPL?
Okay. It took Revista de La Liga just thirty minutes on Tuesday to mention a topic that has very much become the elephant in the room of Spanish football recently - the domination of Barcelona and Real Madrid and the ever-growing gap between them and their fellow La Liga competitors in terms of finance, performance and control. … [Read more...]
Barca way behind in pre-season preparations
Even the most seasoned of pundits will tell you not to pay too much attention to a side's pre-season friendly results when formulating a prediction for their season. However, the over-whelming success for Barcelona recently has meant this rule has now kind of become exempt in a city where fans are accustomed to success and with two defeats on the bounce to Manchester United and Chivas, Barcelona boss Pepe Guardiola now faces a balancing act if he wishes his players to be ready for their opening away clash against big spending Malaga on the 21st August. … [Read more...]
Six ways to get your football team playing like Barcelona
It's no lie that Barcelona are the envy of the footballing world right now. Apart from their contingent of world class players, renowned youth set-up and decorated history, their unique brand of attractive passing football is what has made Pepe Guardiola's men such a pleasure to watch in recent times. … [Read more...]
Barcelona to face Port Vale in pre-season friendly
The youngsters of English League Two outfit Port Vale will have a dream opportunity to pit their wits against the likes of Lionel Messi, David Villa and Andreas Iniesta when they face Barcelona in a pre-season friendly this July. The lucrative friendly was secured by Port Vale when Pepe Guardiola's Barcelona needed a place to train before an upcoming friendly tournament with Manchester United. … [Read more...]
Is Mourinho planning a move away from Real Madrid?
Jose Mourinho – the self-proclaimed ‘special one’ has enjoyed an impeccable managerial career over the years. After winning silverware at Porto, Inter Milan and Chelsea as well as holding the formidable record of never suffering a home defeat in over 150 fixtures for any club managed – failure is not something the 48 year-old will be accustomed to. … [Read more...]