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Premier League
Can Aston Villa give Emi Martinez the success he desires?
08:01 Tuesday 20th July 2021

As football stories go, Emiliano Martinez's career transformation fell into the overnight box. The Argentine spent virtually his entire Arsenal career on loan at various levels of the Football League, not to mention Spain.…

Spain
Kieran Trippier traveled a long way to win a league title
08:00 Sunday 16th May 2021

With the self-appointed Most Competitive League in the World having already decided its champion and all three relegated sides, the so-called two-club competition in Spain enters its penultimate weekend with three sides still in the title hunt,…

Spain
Equal Time: Can Real Madrid win La Liga?
10:30 Wednesday 11th March 2020

Real Madrid's 2-1 loss to Real Betis leaves Los Blancos two points shy of league leaders Barcelona. The poor result came just one week after thumping FC Barcelona in El Clasico. Against Barcelona, every Real Madrid player…

European Football
Kenedy finds redemption with Getafe
12:01 Tuesday 25th February 2020

Chelsea signed Kenedy from Fluminese as a talented Brazilian striker back in 2015. A precocious prodigy, Kenedy starred against Barcelona in pre-season, impressed against Crystal Palace on debut despite the Blues losing and scored…

Spain
Is Nabil Fekir wasting time at Real Betis?
17:01 Monday 24th February 2020

Barcelona's new signing Martin Braithwaite joked that he would not wash his jersey after embracing Lionel Messi. Not used to playing with the best, it's understandable that the former Middlesbrough man feels that way. But Messi, exceptional…

Spain
An unexpected guest called Getafe
09:00 Friday 21st February 2020

Thanks to his quite wide experience in the lower divisions of Spanish football, Jose Bordalas finally took a step forward as an elite coach during the 2017-2018 season. He guided Getafe CF to an impressive 8th position in La Liga after…

Spain
Why Barcelona's special signing won't be spine-tingling
17:00 Monday 17th February 2020

Britain's passion for wagering may explain the Premier League fan’s scepticism regarding VAR. The video-assisted referee, goal-line and offside technology are tools to correct inadvertent errors. In other words, they're safety…

Transfers
Why Michy Batshuayi must leave Chelsea
08:01 Sunday 5th January 2020

It seems like an age since Michy Batshuayi scored the goal that secured the Premier League title for Chelsea in 2017. How much has changed? Antonio Conte gave way to Maurizio Sarri who departed for Juventus, leaving the clubhouse door open for…

Spain
Valencia, Getafe, Sevilla: which will play in next season's Champions League?
12:00 Saturday 18th May 2019

Barcelona strolled to another La Liga title this season. Before the careless walk, the Catalans established a long leap away from Madrid rivals, Atletico and Real. It is a photo finish for the final Champions League spot, however. Valencia,…

Spain
How did Getafe become so successful so quickly?
12:00 Saturday 4th May 2019

Success stories are always worth telling because everyone wants to know the 'how’. That's the question La Liga fans are asking about Getafe who are still fourth in the Primera Division this late in the campaign. How did El Geta…

Spain
Forget bats; Valencia are UEFA's dark phoenix
17:00 Thursday 25th April 2019

Top clubs like Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are still fighting to become a strong force to be reckoned with in European football. But Valencia has reached seven major continental finals and won four of them. On the domestic…

Spain
Can Getafe pull off a Champions League qualification surprise?
15:00 Tuesday 5th March 2019

After a slow start, Barcelona has maintained top spot in La Liga as the rest of the teams following from behind. Beating arch-rivals Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday solidified that position as the Blaugrana all but secured…

Spain
Which early La Liga surprise has staying power?
12:00 Monday 24th September 2018

La Liga is only five rounds in, but there have been plenty of surprises. Barcelona and Real Madrid are the two teams from last season's top six to have started strongest, although both have already dropped points in draws.    …

Spain
La Liga Preview: Are all 20 clubs prepared for 2018/19?
08:00 Friday 17th August 2018

La Liga lost arguably their best ever player this summer, when Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid to sign for Juventus in the Italian Serie A. But that does not mean that football fans should avoid following Spanish football during the…

Opinion
Can Gerard Deulofeu replace Ousmane Dembele at Barcelona
20:00 Tuesday 26th September 2017

It has not all been smooth sailing for Ernesto Valverde in Barcelona. Since his appointment as manager in May, he has seen one star leave for Paris Saint-Germain; his board make some silly transfer decisions, and now club record signing Ousmane…