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Transfers
Can Chelsea hold onto Eden Hazard beyond the summer?
08:00 Thursday 14th March 2019

Eden Hazard has been the main man at Chelsea for several years now. Having played under Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte and now Maurizio Sarri, the different managers have depended on the Belgian to lead the team to excellence. He has usually…

Champions League
Is Florentino Perez getting the Bernabeu band back together?
08:00 Wednesday 13th March 2019

When a virus infects your computer, sometimes the only recourse is to reset the system to a point in time when the problem didn’t exist. Real Madrid lost their last four home games under Santiago Solari. Opponents outscored them 11-2…

Spain
Having looked high should Real Madrid look low to replace Ronaldo?
08:00 Friday 8th March 2019

Ask anyone what’s wrong with Real Madrid. Read an opinion. Watch pundits discuss it on television or the internet. Inevitably, everyone acknowledges Los Blancos didn’t replace Cristiano Ronaldo.  The two-part response is also…

Champions League
What next for Real Madrid after shameful Champions League exit?
16:00 Thursday 7th March 2019

After three years living in a dreamy stratosphere, Real Madrid crashed to reality this week. It wasn't the perfect landing Yuri Gagarin experienced in 1961 either. Los Blancos were humiliated on arrival. A carefully curated mythology came…

Spain
Back to the drawing board for Santiago Solari in El Clasico
09:00 Monday 4th March 2019

Real Madrid suffered their second Clasico defeat to Barcelona in three days. The 3-0 pasting in midweek cost them a shot at the Copa del Rey. The weekend's one-goal affair showed improvement but forfeited any realistic hope for…

Spain
Florentino Perez's big gamble on youth replacing galacticos
12:00 Saturday 19th January 2019

Real Madrid have been a shadow of their former themselves this season. The Champions League holders currently sit fourth in La Liga, 10 points behind Barcelona with just 19 games played. The world's biggest club cannot even mount a…

Opinion
Beware the club that forgets its fans' importance
15:00 Thursday 8th November 2018

It is no news that the fans of major club football can have significant effect on club business. Clubs always want strong support. Tickets and shirts must be sold but it also makes a massive difference in matches. How many stadia across Europe…

Premier League
Equal Time: Leonardo Jardim should eschew Manchester United for Real Madrid
12:00 Monday 15th October 2018

Maybe it’s a lingering effect from my Star Trek: The Next Generation phase. It occurred to me when I reacted positively to rumours touting deposed Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim to manage Manchester United that I put great stock in the leadership…

Spain
Why the Real Madrid clock is already ticking on Julen Lopetegui
15:00 Tuesday 9th October 2018

Many high-ranking members in the RFEF still fault Julen Lopetegui for La Roja’s poor run at Russia 2018. After all, it can't be their fault. They fired him on the tournament's eve, but he agreed to join Real Madrid following the…

Spain
One reason to take Cristiano Ronaldo transfer rumours seriously
09:00 Friday 6th July 2018

I didn’t think Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid until he can no longer perform at a world-class level and must find a less competitive division to further his obsession with the game. Given his dedication to both fitness and skill,…

Spain
3 top players who could leave Real Madrid this summer
09:00 Wednesday 16th May 2018

It is no secret that Real Madrid love transfers. Their squad is stacked in quality and quantity. President Florentino Perez is a fan of the Galactico signings, whilst manager Zinedine Zidane prefers to promote youngsters into the first…

Transfers
Is this the last chance for Eden Hazard to join Real Madrid?
17:00 Wednesday 14th March 2018

27-year-old Belgian international, Eden Hazard is one of the best players in world football but is the player destined for more greatness than what he has achieved at Stamford Bridge? He has been a loyal servant of the club since his arrival,…

Opinion
Marco Asensio's new Real Madrid deal causes justifiable unrest
12:00 Friday 6th October 2017

Marco Asensio recently signed a lucrative new deal at Real Madrid. It has since emerged that Toni Kroos is unhappy about the youngster's vast increase in weekly wages. He has a right to feel disgruntled.

Opinion
Why Real Madrid may ditch Eden Hazard in favour of Marco Asensio
10:00 Friday 19th May 2017

Recent reports emerging from Spain suggest that Real Madrid could turn their back on signing Chelsea playmaker, Eden Hazard. Spanish news outlet Diario Gol, disclosed last week that Los Blancos' resolve is partly due to the emergence of the…

Spain
Fiorentino Pérez learns to cook good spaghetti
14:30 Wednesday 9th November 2016

When you're an incredibly wealthy banker-slash-football executive, you can afford to dine at all the best restaurants, breakfast lunch and dinner. Moreover, Madrid, being a very cultural city, offers the finest cuisine from across Europe and…