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Spain
Can Zinedine Zidane revive Real Madrid next season?
08:00 Tuesday 28th May 2019

Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid made a perfect marriage when the Frenchman returned to the Santiago Bernabeu as manager in the 2015/16 season's halfway point. Although he couldn't stop Barcelona from winning La Liga that campaign,…

Spain
Real Madrid's performance under Zinedine Zidane vindicates Julen Lopetegui
08:00 Wednesday 15th May 2019

It has been a season to forget for Real Madrid after the tremendous success from twelve months ago. Zinedine Zidane capped off a third campaign with the club by leading, the team to an unexpected treble of Champions League trophy wins.…

Spain
Is Zinedine Zidane the saviour Real Madrid needs?
12:00 Tuesday 12th March 2019

Winning three Champions League trophies back-to-back is no mean feat. It does not happen by accident. Neither can it be explained away as a matter of luck. Zinedine Zidane earned all the praise he received and more for his exploits in the Real…

Spain
Is Sergio Ramos becoming more trouble than he's worth at Real Madrid?
09:00 Thursday 21st February 2019

After a difficult start to the season that cost Julen Lopetegui the job he'd only just accepted at the expense of managing Spain in the World Cup, Real Madrid finally turned a corner. The Merengues won seven and drew one in their last…

Spain
Karim Benzema back to his best at the right time for Real Madrid
13:00 Saturday 9th February 2019

Karim Benzema has been amongst the most criticised players in world football over the last six months. Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from Real Madrid left big shoes to fill. The Frenchman started out with a fine response, scoring four times…

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.…

Spain
Is Vinicius Jr. the sign of an upcoming evolution at Real Madrid?
08:00 Monday 12th November 2018

For almost nine years, Real Madrid was synonymous with Cristiano Ronaldo. They've had many ‘galacticos’ plays for them over the years. But there has never been one as successful as him. With his departure, Real Madrid now has…

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…

Spain
Will Real Madrid save season after Julen Lopetegui sacking?
09:00 Friday 2nd November 2018

Winning the Champions League in May obscured what was largely a poor season for Real Madrid. Some very bad days were witnessed at the Santiago Bernabeu as Los Blancos embarrassingly lost to both Real Betis and Villarreal. That was preceded…

Spain
Is Sergio Ramos' obsession with scoring hurting Real Madrid and Spain?
08:00 Wednesday 24th October 2018

Sergio Ramos has been ever present in the FIFPro World XI for several years. The 32-year-old ranks among the decade's most successful players with two European Championship medals, a World Cup title and several Champions League trophies…

Spain
Is Julen Lopetegui the Spanish David Moyes?
08:00 Monday 22nd October 2018

Jose Mourinho supporters may view Manchester United’s fight-back results on either side of the international break as proof positive the Red Devils are turning the corner under the Portuguese manager. NBCSN studio analyst Kyle Martino…

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…

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…

International
England vs Spain: The Luis Enrique era begins in Wembley
09:00 Saturday 8th September 2018

Luis Enrique begins a fresh chapter in Spanish football annals after an inexplicable World Cup campaign triggered the abrupt closure of the previous. What better way than with a familiar England side in Wembley?  Enrique's situation…