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Spain
Why is the Yellow Submarine taking on water?
15:00 Sunday 10th November 2019

How does a club with La Liga’s second-most potent attack and third-best goal difference languish in eighth place? In Villarreal’s case, the answer is all about the individual. Football is a team sport but we often talk about clubs…

Spain
Chukwueze becoming odd man out at Villarreal?
17:00 Monday 28th October 2019

Samuel Chukwueze's breakthrough came at a time Villarreal regressed. He was a silver lining behind the dark cloud in Castellon. Exactly one year on, both may have swapped destinies. The Nigerian lags behind while the Yellow Submarines crest…

Spain
Can resurgent Santi Cazorla earn a return ticket to La Roja?
21:46 Friday 27th September 2019

When Santi Cazorla was on the road to recovery from a gruesome injury in 2016, even being able to walk - let alone kicking a football- seemed a grave challenge. After undergoing surgery on his Achilles tendon which never healed…

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…

Afcon
Is Samuel Chukwueze the next big thing for Nigeria and Africa?
19:01 Monday 15th July 2019

Emerging as one of La Liga's breakout stars this past season, Samuel Chukwueze shone brightly in a Villarreal team which failed to live up to expectations. The winger first stood out against Real Madrid to give both Sergio…

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.…