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Inaki Williams shouldn't have extended his contract with Athletic Bilbao
12:00 Sunday 21st October 2018

Every young footballer's dream is to play for a top European side. It's where the money, glamour and prestige all reside. Some never make it. Now and then, a player who could sells himself short. By extending his contract with…

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…

International
How Eric Dier's tackle on Sergio Ramos made us all smile
12:00 Thursday 18th October 2018

Sergio Ramos is widely regarded as football's most unscrupulous player. Whatever ethics, morality or sportsmanship he once possessed are overridden by an unwavering desire to win. He is one of the toughest opponents in the game. But on…

Spain
Why Real Madrid need to cut Karim Benzema loose
09:00 Sunday 14th October 2018

All eyes remain on Real Madrid to witness the after-effects of Cristiano Ronaldo's departure. Fans anticipated a marquee signing to fill their former talisman's boots. But perhaps what everyone ignored was the need to replace…

Bundesliga
Can Paco Alcacer find forever home at Borussia Dortmund?
15:00 Wednesday 10th October 2018

Paco Alcacer completed a loan move from Barcelona to Borussia Dortmund late in the summer transfer window. At the time many had doubts. Why did Die Schwarzgelben want a player who had struggled during his time at Camp Nou? At present, though,…

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…

Spain
Why so complicated for Arturo Vidal at Barcelona?
12:00 Saturday 6th October 2018

Arturo Vidal’s tenure at Barcelona has not started as planned. The Chile midfielder joined Los Blugranas during the summer transfer window from Bayern Munich, and he undoubtedly would have set the bar high. Having been a regular…

Spain
Why there is more than olive oil in Spain
15:00 Friday 5th October 2018

Spanish football. Maybe even football. The phrase/word conjures up visions of Lionel Messi and the FC Barcelona group. The memories of Cristiano Ronaldo ruining Spanish defences was a joy to behold as he became the sole Galactico for his generation.…

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
Can Barcelona end 11-day nightmare?
09:00 Wednesday 3rd October 2018

In modern football, clubs are never far from a crisis. The bigger they are, the closer to impending doom. As one of the world's biggest, Barcelona understand more than most. Even failing to win in style is often enough for the vultures…

Spain
What do Atletico Madrid have in Gelson Martins?
09:00 Thursday 27th September 2018

On 25 July, Atletico Madrid signed Gelson Martins from Sporting CP on a five-year deal. A free transfer, the 23-year-old, along with other players, had terminated his contract with the Portuguese club following a training ground attack from…

Spain
Why Mariano Diaz can become Real Madrid's new goal machine
12:00 Wednesday 26th September 2018

Real Madrid made a rather unexpected move this summer when activating the £30-million release clause to bring Mariano Diaz back to the Santiago Bernabeu. The 25-year-old was sold to Ligue 1 side Lyon 15 months ago as there was no space…

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…

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
Are Barcelona, Lionel Messi on a revenge mission?
12:00 Sunday 23rd September 2018

Lionel Messi was sensationally snubbed for both the UEFA and FIFA Best Player shortlists. Not considered one of the world's top three talents, the Barcelona maestro's absence is no longer news. What is interesting, however, is his reaction.…

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