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Tom Reade
Tom Reade is a Liverpudlian and a keen follower of La Liga, particularly since having spent a 10-month period in Spain as part of his undergraduate degree studies in 2011. Despite his unwavering allegiance to the red half of Merseyside, Tom considers himself to be a student of the game and therefore assesses events both on and off the pitch with total impartiality both through his match reports and comment articles. Tom counts Yaya Touré, Sergio Ramos and Mats Hummels among his favourite players and still considers the 2001 FA Cup Final in Cardiff to be the greatest game he has attended, with Michael Owen single-handedly turning the game around in the dying minutes to keep Gerard Houllier's side on course for their historic quintet of cup titles over the course of the 2000/2001 season.

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Spanish Primera BBVA: A half-term report
12:05 Wednesday 5th February 2014

Tom Reade takes a look at La Liga and delivers his half-report card on the Spanish Primera. Back in August, the majority of world football expected business as usual from La Liga: the annual two-horse race for the title contested by Real Madrid…

Sergio Ramos – La Furia Roja's New General
21:49 Thursday 5th July 2012

Spain's historic treble - completed with their 4-0 thrashing of Italy - was rounded off by Monday's announcement of Andres Iniesta as player of the tournament. As much as the jewel in the Spanish footballing crown more than merits such an accolade,…

Pep Guardiola's 'Eternal' Four Years
19:56 Sunday 29th April 2012

As FC Barcelona celebrated their extra time win over Estudiantes de la Plata to not only win the World Club Cup but also complete an unprecedented six trophy haul in 2009, the brains behind assembling the greatest club side in the world stood…

Money Can't Buy You Love
10:31 Friday 17th February 2012

It is just over one year since Liverpool's coveted number 9 shirt changed hands with just seconds to go on transfer deadline day. Cult hero Fernando Torres headed south for what promised to be better things at Chelsea, spurring Kenny Dalglish…

Keep The Champagne On Ice: The Bittersweet Taste Of Liverpool's Domestic Cup Double
22:02 Monday 30th January 2012

A week that includes two cup triumphs over neighbouring rivals at no extra cost in the way of injuries would be deemed a cause for celebration for any football club. However, the long-term implications for Liverpool of winning even one of the…

City's All-Stars In Special Kompany
00:59 Saturday 21st January 2012

This week's announcement that Vincent Kompany, captain of Manchester City, is to begin a master's degree in Business Administration next September deserved more credit than it originally received. For me, it is the icing on the cake to see…

Match Report: Manchester City 3-0 Liverpool
03:54 Wednesday 4th January 2012

Tuesday night's showdown at the Etihad Stadium was Liverpool's first outing of 2012 and the first of 8 games without talisman Luis Suarez, who began his suspension for racial abuse. However, the festivities were well and truly brought to a…