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"