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Champions League
2019/20 Champions League Preview
08:01 Tuesday 17th September 2019

In a throwback to the days of the British Empire, the Premier League dominated the football map in May and June, sending four clubs to the Champions and Europa League finals. Tonight, the rest of the world finally has a chance to answer the…

Spain
Should Real Madrid regret selling Ronaldo?
09:00 Sunday 15th September 2019

There's nothing as frustrating as seeing former players flourish elsewhere. Gambling that age was about to catch up to their talisman, Real Madrid sold their most influential player to Juventus last summer. The gamble didn't pay…

Spain
Luka Jovic feeling the August heat at the Bernabeu
09:00 Monday 26th August 2019

Poor outings in La Liga and Europe last season led to sweeping changes at Real Madrid. The serial Champions League winners found life difficult following starman Cristiano Ronaldo's exit. Two changes in the dugout did not…

France
Will Real Madrid hijack Neymar away from Barcelona? Should they?
12:00 Sunday 18th August 2019

Neymar Junior stands out among the best of his generation. The Brazilian's dribbling skills, creativity and scoring ability are remarkably delightful. You can watch his video clips over and over again because they are breathtaking.…

Transfers
Does Donny van de Beek fit into Zidane's Real Madrid master plan?
08:01 Monday 5th August 2019

After Rodrygo Goes, Eder Militao, Luka Jovic, Eden Hazard and Ferland Mendy came in so soon after the transfer window opened that it was like they'd camped out for Black Friday, all went quiet on the Real Madrid front. Club President Florentino…

Transfers
Are James and Ancelotti destined for each other?
15:01 Saturday 13th July 2019

The future looked bright for James Rodriguez when he hit the ground running five years ago. The Colombian had the football universe learning to pronounce his name [ha•mess] thanks to his Golden Boot performance in the 2014 World…

Transfers
Is Solskjaer trying to be Sir Alex to Pogba's Ronaldo?
18:14 Thursday 11th July 2019

If you asked Dame Shirley Bassey about Paul Pogba’s allegedly desired move to Real Madrid, the legendary diva might say it was a “bit of history repeating”. At first, you might think that’s because the French midfielder…

Spain
Equal Time: Gareth Bale is not done
09:00 Monday 27th May 2019

Sometimes a player develops an unfavourable reputation, deserved or unwarranted, that he just can’t shake. If this was Family Feud, you’d probably buzz in with ‘Paul Pogba’s lack of dedication’. Survey says……

Spain
What do Real Madrid have in Eder Militao?
12:00 Friday 5th April 2019

Real Madrid made a proactive start to facilitate Zinedine Zidane's appointment. Los Blancos secured Brazilian defender Eder Militao's services from Porto on a six-year deal for a £43 million fee.  A product…

Managerial News
Is Zidane's return to Real Madrid bad news for this World Cup hero?
15:00 Thursday 21st March 2019

Real Madrid announced former manager Zinedine Zidane’s return last week. He delivered an immediate impact. A comfortable home win against relegation-threatened Celta Vigo made it seem like the 46-year-old never left. His return also signifies…

Opinion
Beware the club that forgets its fans' importance
15:00 Thursday 8th November 2018

It is no news that the fans of major club football can have significant effect on club business. Clubs always want strong support. Tickets and shirts must be sold but it also makes a massive difference in matches. How many stadia across Europe…

Spain
Urgent signings Real Madrid must make
09:00 Tuesday 28th August 2018

Under Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid dominated Europe. The Merengues won back-to-back-to-back Champions Leagues, four in five years if you count Carlo Ancelotti's La Decima on the far side of Barcelona's intervention. It's not…

Cult Heroes
Will Zidane manage again?
17:00 Tuesday 7th August 2018

In Twelfth Night, Shakespeare observes that “some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon ‘em.” Modern society has done everything it can to hamstring those born into greatness, replacing…

Spain
Barcelona hit five past Real Betis to kill off Real Madrid’s slim title hopes
09:30 Tuesday 23rd January 2018

There's no way back for Real Madrid. Barcelona just keep winning. When Barcelona lost 1-0 to Espanyol in the first leg of the Copa del Rey mid-week, it showed the runaway league leaders could be beaten. Oscar Melendo came off the bench…

Spain
Why Zidane is the Real deal and deserves patience at Madrid
11:00 Saturday 13th January 2018

Despite making wholesale changes, Real Madrid should have comfortably beaten third tier side Numancia at the Bernabẽu on Wednesday. Despite the 2-2 stalemate, meaning Madrid have only won one of their past four games, they still progressed…