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International
How Wales can help Gareth Bale become a Real Madrid legend
12:00 Sunday 24th March 2019

Thousands of Welsh fans were left disappointed when they learned Gareth Bale would be rested for the game against Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday. Fans trooped to Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground to catch a glimpse of the Real Madrid star, only…

Premier League
Why Gareth Bale returning to Tottenham makes sense
17:00 Wednesday 13th March 2019

If Gareth Bale was debating whether it may be the time to leave Real Madrid, he’ll be sure of it now. The return of Zinedine Zidane is likely to be the final nail in his dying Los Blancos career. Bale and Zidane never had a fruitful working…

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…

Features
It is time for Gareth Bale to step up at Real Madrid?
15:00 Wednesday 20th February 2019

Nothing lasts forever. This is a statement that has always had paramount effects in the human world. Not even the perfect-looking marriage between Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and his former club, Real Madrid was able to overcome…

Next Goal Wins
12 Days of Football 2018: Five Golden Goals
08:00 Wednesday 26th December 2018

On the 5th Day of Football, UEFA gave to me FIVE GOLDEN GOALS, Four Calls Blown, Three French Clubs, Two title races and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City Welcome to It's Round and It's White's second annual year-end review. Getting…

Opinion
Can Arsenal restore dominance in its rivalry with Tottenham Hotspur?
08:00 Saturday 8th December 2018

For 45 minutes at least, Arsenal restored dominance in its rivalry with Tottenham Hotspur. Sunday was a day for derbies and the biggest of them all was the North London Derby between Arsenal and Tottenham at the Emirates stadium. The game demonstrated…

Spain
Real Madrid starting a new cycle with Santiago Solari
09:00 Sunday 18th November 2018

Real Madrid are in a phase similar to 2008 when Barcelona rose up with their tiki-taka style and the Merengues needed to find a way to return to dominance. Julen Lopetegui 's departure proves the squad cannot continue as it did under Zinedine…

Spain
Real Madrid have made the right call appointing Santiago Solari on a long-term basis
08:00 Saturday 17th November 2018

It seems Real Madrid can’t catch a break this season. Everything was fun and games to end 2017/18. Los Blancos claimed a third consecutive UEFA Champions League title with former Real Madrid Castilla B manager Zinedine Zidane in charge.…

Football
Is Real Madrid missing the Ronaldo effect?
15:00 Thursday 11th October 2018

Following a 3-0 loss to Seville three weeks ago, you'd expect the world's most successful club to come out fighting. Three winless, goalless games later, questions are again being asked at the Santiago Bernabeu. Much was made…

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…

Opinion
Why Puskas Award voting proves fans should have no say in awards
17:00 Saturday 6th October 2018

Humility can make one popular. In turn, popularity can deliver unexpected benefits. Going into the FIFA “Best Awards” ceremony, not many, as in pretty much no one, expected Mohamed Salah to be a prime contender for the reputed Puskas…

International
Ryan Giggs, Wales and a Golden Generation
08:00 Sunday 9th September 2018

Ryan Giggs’ first competitive home game in charge of Wales was primed with a poetic quality from the get-go. Successful forays into China and Mexico in the 11 months since Wales last played in front of a home crowd had helped to ease…

Spain
How Karim Benzema is benefiting from Ronaldo's Real Madrid exit
12:00 Wednesday 5th September 2018

Karim Benzema is a man on fire. 'He’s a different Benzema,' Monday's AS cover boldly read, accompanied with a stylish image of the Frenchman following another assured performance for Real Madrid. Yet Julen Lopetegui claims…

Spain
El Clasico won’t be fun without Ronaldo and Messi rivalry
08:00 Monday 16th July 2018

The football world was in total shock when Juventus signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. The Portuguese’s exit from the Santiago Bernabeu ends a golden age of El Classico between Real Madrid and Barcelona. Ronaldo thanked Real supporters…

Transfers
Why Gareth Bale should avoid Manchester United
15:00 Monday 25th June 2018

It's a strange situation when a player who single-handedly decided the 2018 Champions League final is not a regular at his club. This season, despite staying injury free, Real Madrid's Gareth Bale started only 24 competitive…