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Champions League
Can Ajax and Barca's renewed love affair survive a honeymoon in Madrid?
12:00 Saturday 20th April 2019

If there is one god, She fancies herself a playwright.  The life she scripts for us is filled with comedy and drama. Two of the funniest jokes in the world are that Donald Trump declared himself a presidential candidate and David Cameron…

Spain
Diego Costa red cards Atletico's title hopes
08:00 Thursday 11th April 2019

Playing a crucial role in winning two Premier League titles in three years usually places a squad member in high regard. Diego Costa is the exception to the rule. He left Chelsea prematurely in 2017, three years into his five-year deal…

Spain
Luis Suarez: The perfect complement to Lionel Messi at Barcelona
15:00 Thursday 4th April 2019

Just yesterday I saw it again on TV; the clip showing Luis Suarez weeping like a baby following Liverpool's collapse in the match against Crystal Palace. Under Brendan Rodgers in 2014 the Anfield side came agonisingly close to winning a…

Two Points Lost
Just another manic Sunday after the international break
08:00 Sunday 31st March 2019

Imagine returning to work from maternity leave. You expect to ease back into the grind, maybe pass around selfies of you and the little bundle of joy on the first day, bask in the obligatory praise, tell a few horror stories about labour and…

Champions League
Is Florentino Perez getting the Bernabeu band back together?
08:00 Wednesday 13th March 2019

When a virus infects your computer, sometimes the only recourse is to reset the system to a point in time when the problem didn’t exist. Real Madrid lost their last four home games under Santiago Solari. Opponents outscored them 11-2…

Spain
Can Sevilla find their feet against Barcelona?
12:00 Saturday 23rd February 2019

Girona’s incredible achievement in La Liga last season cannot be documented without mentioning Pablo Machin. The 2017/18 campaign crystalised four years of hard work from the Spanish tactician. Sevilla noticed. The Rojiblancos Don Corleoned…

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…

Features
Barcelona returning to youth and security for the future
08:00 Friday 1st February 2019

It's said the best way to prepare for the future is by investing in youth. While this statement is often used when discussing educational matters, it touches on several aspects of life. Football is one. Modern football values youth more…

Spain
Has Santiago Solari turned the corner for Real Madrid?
09:00 Thursday 31st January 2019

One hundred and forty days into the job that denied him the honour of leading Spain to the 2018 World Cup, Julen Lopetegui was handed a sack letter. It took just 10 La Liga matchdays for Florentino Perez to realize his mistake. Santiago Solari…

Features
Why your Champions League money should be on Barcelona
12:00 Sunday 27th January 2019

Truly, it is a beautiful experience to win a trophy. Every time. Trophies represent the reward for hard work and commitment over a long period but when we talk about winning the Champions League, the experience is clearly incomparable. In fact,…

Spain
What is Barcelona looking for in Kevin-Prince Boateng?
09:00 Friday 25th January 2019

I like to think Kevin-Prince Boateng was as surprised as anyone when rumours emerged that Barcelona was interested in his services. The Spanish giants have gone on to secure the player on a €2 million loan with an option to make the…

Spain
Florentino Perez's big gamble on youth replacing galacticos
12:00 Saturday 19th January 2019

Real Madrid have been a shadow of their former themselves this season. The Champions League holders currently sit fourth in La Liga, 10 points behind Barcelona with just 19 games played. The world's biggest club cannot even mount a…

Spain
Does Real Madrid need José Mourinho?
17:00 Sunday 13th January 2019

Reports have it that Jose Mourinho has been compensated by Manchester United to the tune of £15million following his abrupt sacking at Old Trafford. That clears the way for the Portuguese manager to move on to another job. Although he…

Spain
Thibaut Courtois far from keeping a clean sheet in Real Madrid blame game
12:00 Wednesday 19th December 2018

Real Madrid is in a position they don’t like, fourth in La Liga, five points below La Liga leaders Barcelona. But they aren’t doing too badly judging from last season. After 16 games, Los Blancos is in exactly the same position…

Spain
Pressure everywhere as free-falling Alaves square up against fading Bilbao?
12:00 Monday 17th December 2018

In one of the most competitive La Liga seasons in recent times, Deportivo Alaves has been the biggest surprise package of the campaign so far. While sides like Getafe, Real Betis and Girona are giving the traditional top four teams a run for…