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Premier League
How will Manchester United spend their summer
08:00 Monday 20th May 2019

A 2-0 loss to Cardiff City capped off a rather forgetful season at Old Trafford. After labouring to a distant second place finish the season before, Manchester United struggled to compete for a top-four position in the close season. Jose Mourinho…

Spain
Iago Aspas' Celta Vigo dream proves La Liga still has life
16:00 Monday 8th April 2019

La Liga’s often perceived as this dystopian land fought over between two kings. Often a gritty warrior in Atletico Madrid comes along to rule the roost, yet are largely overpowered by Barcelona and Real Madrid. The interest level for…

Spain
Samuel Chukwueze: Africa's next La Liga star
09:00 Saturday 17th November 2018

There was a time England's Premier League didn't appeal to Africans. Except for a few wild tourists, the Spanish Primera Division was a fortress. Samuel Eto'o, Fredrick Kanoute and Seydou Keita, were the end of an era. Now…

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…

European Football
3 Outstanding weekend matches beyond Liverpool/Manchester City
18:00 Monday 15th January 2018

The weekend football was lit. Filled with goals, dribbles, broken records, and a mistake by Petr Cech, there was a great deal to take in beyond Liverpool ending Manchester City's unbeaten run. That was fun, too, but it's not fair…

Opinion
Villarreal to pile misery onto relegation-threatened Las Palmas
20:00 Saturday 21st October 2017

Villarreal welcome Las Palmas to El Madrigal in the Spanish La Liga on Sunday morning and are favourites to pick up all three points given the contrasting form of the two sides.

Football
The Sinking of the Yellow Submarine
19:33 Thursday 5th April 2012

How fitting that during the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, we should be witnessing the downfall of another once proud seafaring vessel. Villarreal, the club who came within a whisker of making the Champions League final six…

Football
Match Report: RCD Mallorca 4-0 Villarreal (A Mallorca fan's perspective)
00:50 Thursday 23rd February 2012

Last week, after Mallorca's poor result and performance away at Malaga, which saw Los Bermellones go down 3-1 at La Rosaleda, I wrote a piece saying that if Joan Caparros' men played like that when they welcomed a resurgent Villarreal side…

Football
Villarreal, The Journey.
10:28 Tuesday 14th February 2012

It was a miserable night for the home fans on 21st December at Villarreal's El Madrigal stadium as they saw a gutless performance by their side who were eliminated from the Copa del Rey by an opposition from the third tier of Spanish football.…

Football
Match Report: Villarreal 3-1 Granada
00:32 Tuesday 14th February 2012

Jose Francisco Molina's excellent start as Villarreal boss continued on Sunday night with a big 3-1 win over fellow strugglers Granada at El Madrigal. The club known as the Yellow Submarine have now taken 11 points from a possible 18 since…

Football
Match Report: Villarreal 0-0 Barcelona
20:01 Monday 30th January 2012

An incredibly hard-working Villarreal earned a deserved point against a wasteful Barcelona side, who now find themselves 7 points adrift of Real Madrid at the summit of La Liga after failing to breakdown The Yellow Submarine at El Madrigal…

Football
Match Report: Villarreal 3-0 Sporting Gijón
21:25 Tuesday 24th January 2012

Villarreal secured their first win since November to climb out of the La Liga relegation zone after a comfortable 3-0 victory over fellow basement battlers Sporting Gijón at El Madrigal.Three fine second half goals from Marco Ruben, Borja Valero…

Football
A Sinking (Yellow) Submarine?
00:31 Saturday 14th January 2012

Over the past decade, Spain - and indeed the whole of Europe - has seen the meteoric rise of Villarreal from being a side drifting between the bottom end of the country's top flight and Segunda to becoming one of the top sides on the continent.…