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Spain
Ranking La Liga's top 10 summer signings
08:00 Saturday 17th August 2019

The 2019/20 La Liga season beckons. There is the usual anticipation that comes with every new season. This year, however, the offseason brought spectacular change.  The transfer window doesn't close till 2nd September but…

Transfers
Where does Giovani Lo Celso fit in at Tottenham Hotspur?
12:00 Wednesday 7th August 2019

Tottenham Hotspur has signed two players this window after not acquiring any new faces during the last two windows combined. The Lilywhites are moving in for a third acquisition in Giovani Lo Celso. The Argentine has come on…

Spain
Colour blind? Fekir turns up at Betis rather than Liverpool...
12:00 Sunday 4th August 2019

Deuteranopia is more commonly known as Red-Green colour-blindness. Sufferers display an inability to differentiate between certain shades belonging to the two colours, often leading to confusion with palettes. Most cases are not severe or life-threatening.…

Transfers
Junior Firpo fills a glaring hole for Barcelona
08:01 Sunday 28th July 2019

FC Barcelona is not messing around this summer transfer. How can they with Real and Atletico Madrid are going from strength to strength? The double debacle at season's end, surrendering a three-goal advantage to Liverpool in the Champions…

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…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 4
12:00 Tuesday 6th November 2018

The November international break is round around the corner, but first, we will witness Matchday four in both the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. Some teams are inching closer to the knockout stages, while others need to improve…

Spain
Are we witnessing the dawn of La Liga's Big Six?
17:00 Thursday 4th October 2018

Your basic Premier League tribalist's default counterargument to Spain’s UEFA dominance is the English top flight’s competitive depth. To their minds, that rebuffs Real Madrid and Barcelona winning seven from the last ten Champions…

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…

World Cup
Pearls or perils? Signing players based on World Cup form
17:00 Tuesday 29th May 2018

In 2014, James Rodriguez came out of nowhere to win the World Cup Golden Boot in Brazil. Nowhere to most readers will be AS Monaco. In fact, it’s Monaco by way of Colombian side Envigado, who sold the no.10 to Argentine club Banfield…

Spain
Football in the shadows: Why Espanyol, Malaga can't wait on La Liga's season to end
09:00 Sunday 20th May 2018

You couldn’t ask for a more undesirable fixture than the one I witnessed last Sunday.  Circumstances, politics and the footballing stars had aligned to render Espanyol v Malaga a thoroughly pointless prospect, devoid of any kind…

Spain
Is the tide turning for Real Betis in Seville?
09:00 Thursday 19th April 2018

In the 2004/05 season, Real Betis finished fourth in La Liga. They were two places ahead of city rivals Sevilla but more importantly won the Copa del Rey. Things looked to be going well for the Beticos.  Things can change quickly. Since…

Premier League
The next 18 months will be crucial for Charly Musonda
08:00 Thursday 1st February 2018

Twenty-one-year-old Belgian youngster, Charly Musonda Jr, has the stature and physique to leave people questioning his true age. The Chelsea player is widely recognized as a top prospect. It's in his DNA. Charly senior played in America,…

Spain
Barcelona hit five past Real Betis to kill off Real Madrid’s slim title hopes
09:30 Tuesday 23rd January 2018

There's no way back for Real Madrid. Barcelona just keep winning. When Barcelona lost 1-0 to Espanyol in the first leg of the Copa del Rey mid-week, it showed the runaway league leaders could be beaten. Oscar Melendo came off the bench…

Spain
Diez Hijos: 10 La Liga breakthroughs, Part 2
08:30 Friday 29th December 2017

Even though La Liga is (slowly) redistributing television revenues more equitably, its smaller clubs, those not named Real Madrid or Barcelona, have learned to maximise their academies. Many regularly produce top quality players who ply their…

Spain
How to overcome Real Madrid, by Quique Setien
17:45 Friday 22nd September 2017

Real Madrid, have arguably, been the World's best team in the past 12 months. Becoming the only team in history to win back-to-back European Champions League titles have seen their global brand become even more popular. Players such as Luka…