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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…

Football
Is being a sacking club the way forward in modern day football?
12:00 Tuesday 16th October 2018

Being a 'sacking club' has built up quite the stigma around Europe with clubs like Chelsea and Real Madrid routinely being criticised for not giving their managers sufficient time to turn a bad situation around. Looking back at the…

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…

Football
Is a strong captain important in modern football?
12:00 Friday 5th October 2018

Leaders and motivators are tasked with picking up and dusting off their teams. Captaining a football club was once a pivotal position that seems to have lost its significance. The position remains important; contemporary players don't…

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…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 2
12:00 Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Prior to the final weekend before the international break kicks in, both the UEFA Champions League and Europa League goes through matchweek two. All of the big guns will be in action, including defending European champions Real Madrid, La Liga…

Spain
Equal Time: Why Luka Modric shouldn't have won FIFA's Best award
14:00 Tuesday 25th September 2018

For the first time in over a decade, a footballer not named Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi has scooped a major individual European award. This time around, 'The Best' accolade has gone to none other than Luka Modric. I want to start…

Features
Equal Time: Why Luka Modric is a worthy winner of FIFA's Best
13:00 Tuesday 25th September 2018

As Luka Modric tucked himself into bed last night, he will have been reflecting on an impressive year. Being named as FIFA’s Best Player was the latest achievement in a season filled with success. While he will not have been thinking…

Champions League
Champions and Europa League: 5 unmissable games during matchday 1
12:05 Tuesday 18th September 2018

After a three-and-a-half-month waiting period, the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League are back. Even though the tournament qualifiers started back in June, now we're at the group stages as things start to get interesting.…

Spain
Atletico Madrid early season struggle: Time to panic?
08:00 Tuesday 18th September 2018

For the third time already this season, Atletico Madrid dropped La Liga points. Diego Simeone's side were forced to share the spoils with Eibar on Saturday. Just five points from a possible dozen, Los Rojiblancos are off to their worst…

Champions League
2018/19 Champions League preview: Real Madrid turnover, Juventus intent
08:00 Monday 17th September 2018

The 2018/19 campaign may be a watershed for UEFA. Signs portend the dawn of a new era. The continental federation awarded Luka Modric its best player award, recently. FIFA may follow suit, bestowing the Ballon d'Or on a player not named…

Champions League
5 contenders to displace Real Madrid as kings of Europe
12:00 Friday 7th September 2018

Real Madrid is the reigning conquerors of Europe. However, securing a fourth Champions League title in five years is a little unrealistic. Zinedine Zidane's tactical brilliance played a vital role in meritorious achievement. The Frenchman…

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…

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