At 26 Fernando Torres was already one of the most iconic players of his generation. A natural born goalscorer with an elegant swagger, idolised from the back-streets of Fuenlabrada to the Kop End of Anfield. He’d become the Premier League’s most clinical striker and to top it all had just become a World Champion. Just […]Read more "Fernando Torres – Second coming or the final false dawn?"
The unpredictability of football never ceases to amaze. Little over a fortnight ago, Barcelona looked an unstoppable force, unbeaten in 39 games and surely destined for at the very least another domestic double with odds on them securing historic back-to-back trebles remarkably short. However two weeks and a staggering 4 defeats on and their season […]Read more "What’s gone wrong at Barcelona?"
Somewhat predictably the dominance that Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have exerted on La Liga in recent years has continued this season and if anything the gap between the trio and the rest has grown. Last term Valencia and Sevilla finished with 77 and 76 points respectively and both were just another win short […]Read more "Top 10 players in La Liga this season outside the ‘Big 3’"
Saturday evening sees eternal foes Barcelona and Real Madrid meet at Camp Nou in the 232nd competitive edition of el clásico. Although the league title has been all but won by the Catalans, this game will be of added significance for Barcelona as it is their first since the death of the legendary figure of […]Read more "Cruyff’s Clásicos – 6 of the Best"