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Transfers
Are James and Ancelotti destined for each other?
15:01 Saturday 13th July 2019

The future looked bright for James Rodriguez when he hit the ground running five years ago. The Colombian had the football universe learning to pronounce his name [ha•mess] thanks to his Golden Boot performance in the 2014 World…

Spain
Luis Enrique still trying to rediscover Spain
09:00 Saturday 23rd March 2019

La Roja are still in transition mode. If not the FIFA World Cup disaster, then Luis Enrique’s team selection for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers served as proof. The selection announcement itself was a peculiar one he’s made a…

Spain
Will Isco return Real Madrid and Spain to winning ways?
15:00 Friday 19th October 2018

It has been a difficult few weeks for Real Madrid and Spain. Los Blancos have gone four games without scoring a goal, drawing with Atletico Madrid and losing to Sevilla, CSKA Moscow and Deportivo Alaves. Spain managed to win a friendly…

World Cup
World Cup last 16: 7 stars primed to make an impact
09:00 Saturday 30th June 2018

This enthralling World Cup has brought about several huge talking points. In particular the rights and wrongs of using VAR. With the tournament now approaching its business end, the excitement will only increase. Strap yourself in and enjoy…

World Cup
World Cup Group B: Can Spain afford to treat Morocco like a walkover?
12:30 Monday 25th June 2018

After late disappointment in their opening game, Spain just about managed to brush themselves down and beat Iran. Team Melli's bubble, which had swelled after victory in their opening game against Morocco, was cruelly burst. That defeat…

World Cup
Who will win the Golden Boot at Russia 2018?
17:30 Wednesday 13th June 2018

Won by Colombia’s James Rodriguez in Brazil last time out, the Golden Boot (often referred to as the Golden Shoe and confused with the Golden ball) is awarded to the player who scores the most goals. So, who will take home the prize in…

Premier League
Three realistic Nabil Fekir alternatives for Liverpool
08:00 Tuesday 12th June 2018

The announcement videos had been curated. The analysis had been drafted. The ‘Welcome to Liverpool’ graphics designed. ‘Liverpool Twitter’ were already intoxicated by the idea of adding Nabil Fekir, drunkenly staggering…

Champions League
Real Madrid vs Juventus: Five standout performers from the Champions League second leg
08:30 Thursday 12th April 2018

The Champions League quarter-final round, so dramatic and thrilling, finally comes to end. Ninety minutes of high octane, beautiful football between two iconic clubs, pitting the greatest goalkeeper and finisher of this generation against…

Champions League
Real Madrid vs Juventus: Champions League 2nd leg preview
14:00 Wednesday 11th April 2018

Juventus and Real Madrid face each other in the Santiago Bernabeu tonight in their Champions League quarterfinal tie's second leg. No side has come back from 3-0 down in a Champions League quarterfinal, not even Manchester City, but Roma…

Spain
The big name players who played for Malaga CF pre-decline
17:00 Friday 1st December 2017

In June 2010, after a substantial period of financial difficulties, Spanish side Malaga CF was taken over by Abdullah Al Thani. He is a member of the Qatar ruling family and wanted to use his wealth to make the Costa Del Sol club a giant in…

Opinion
Tottenham Hotspur vs Real Madrid: A combined XI
12:00 Tuesday 31st October 2017

Nights do not come much bigger than this. Tottenham Hotspur welcome Spanish giants Real Madrid on Wednesday, knowing a victory would stencil them into the history books and all-but guarantee qualification. Both sides boast an impressive starting…

Opinion
Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol: 3 talking points
10:30 Monday 2nd October 2017

After a faltering start to their La Liga campaign, Real Madrid needed to finally put a marker down in this season's title race. Earlier on in the day, Barcelona had put three past Las Palmas, meaning Los Blancos had to respond in similar fashion.…

Opinion
Isco - The journey from obscurity to prominence
17:00 Thursday 21st September 2017

Francisco Roman Alarcon Suarez commonly addressed as Isco is having a swell time at the moment. Finding the net, providing assists, teasing his opponents for fun, controlling the game which takes his full attention when a ball is at his feet.…

Youth Scout
Golden Boy 2017: Top picks to win the award
23:15 Tuesday 19th September 2017

The Golden Boy award has been previously won by world-class talents like Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Wayne Rooney, Cesc Fabregas, Isco and Paul Pogba. All of these talents went on to find their potential and had the world at their feet. Recent…

Opinion
The potential free agents of next summer
12:00 Monday 11th September 2017

This summer transfer window was an exciting one, but next years could take our breath away due to some huge names becoming free agents - if they don't agree a new deal before then, of course. As it is known by all in the football world, a contract…