With just one week until the end of the current Spanish top flight season, attention is already starting to turn to what is shaping up to be a frenetic summer of coaching switches. Doubts linger over the futures of bosses all over the country. Although in some cases, the situation is likely to be resolved […]Read more "La Liga’s managerial merry-go-round – Who is going where?"
There was a time, not so long ago, when a Deportivo La Coruña home win against Barcelona was almost to be expected. An exciting Depor side finished above the Catalan giants in four consecutive seasons at the start of the 21st Century but there has been little for the Riazor faithful to shout about in […]Read more "Mel the man to revive the Riazor?"
This is arguably the biggest weekend of the season so far in La Liga with all the top four involved in big games, where real potential exists for them to drop points. While it’s still too early for the results to have a decisive impact on the destiny of the title, this is unquestionably the […]Read more "La Liga title hopefuls gear up for crunch weekend"
Having seen off Real Madrid and landed a favourable draw, Celta Vigo now have a golden opportunity to reach their first cup final since 2001. They head into this week’s Copa del Rey Semi-Final 1st Leg against Alavés in confident mood and with reason to believe they could lift a major piece of silverware this […]Read more "Celta Vigo aiming to end 93 years of hurt in the Copa del Rey"
As they fly home from their FIFA Club World Cup triumph in Japan, Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid can be forgiven for beginning to reflect on what has been close to the perfect year. Certainly given the state they were in when he took over in the early days of January, things couldn’t realistically have […]Read more "Dream 2016 – Zidane delivering instant success whilst building for the future at Real Madrid"
For the best part of a decade, Espanyol have been La Liga’s perennial mid-table club, rarely flirting with danger nor seriously threatening the European positions. Coaches have come and gone following largely forgettable reigns but finally this year it appears the Catalan club may just have found the right man to spark genuine, positive change. […]Read more "Balanced Espanyol a resurgent force under Quique Sánchez Flores"
The opening few months of the season in Spain can be a bit of a slow-burner at the top end with the big guns feeling their way into the new campaign whilst rarely hitting top form or pulling clear of their rivals. Slip-ups don’t often inflict terminal damage on title dreams but this weekend, we […]Read more "Clinical Cristiano puts Real in La Liga box-seat"
It is now four years since Real Sociedad have had what could be clearly recognised as ‘a good season’. In recent years they’ve promised much, frequently been a thorn in the side of the big clubs but have failed to deliver on anything like a consistent basis. However La Real’s 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid […]Read more "Real Sociedad – The end of the Enigma?"
The Copa del Rey 4th Round kicks off this week with Segunda B minnows Cultural Leonesa bidding to emulate the likes of Real Union and Alcorcón, who have both dumped the mighty Real Madrid out of the competition over the past decade. This though won’t be the first time the clubs have met. Way back […]Read more "Cultural Leonesa – The last of the one season wonders"
The concept of a new or emerging football rivalry is a relative rarity in the game’s traditional powerhouse leagues where enemies have long since been forged and rivalries have an eternal feel. Even more so in a country such as Spain where football teams are so often closely tied to political and social causes. Rivalries […]Read more "Barça vs Atléti : A Modern Rivalry"