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"
The concept of starting a new season in La Liga with a vastly different playing squad to the one that ended the last seems to be getting more and more common particularly at the bottom of the league. Rayo Vallecano did it for years and until last season managed to stay in the league so […]Read more "Starting from scratch – Paco’s new-look Granada"
The word ‘crisis’ is one that is regularly over-used in football but there can be little doubt that one of Spain’s grandest clubs is currently in one. Valencia have responded to their worst season in 28 years by cashing in on almost all of their brightest young prospects and doing precious little to replace them. […]Read more "Mustafi & Alcácer depart as Valencia’s woes worsen"
If the opening weekend of La Liga is anything to go, we have quite a season ahead of us. It produced 40 goals, a host of shock results, numerous talking points and a mix of fine attacking play and some woeful defending. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect though was just how well the three newly […]Read more "New Boys shine on thrilling opening Weekend"
La Liga 2016-17 Season Preview Madrid | Valencian Community | Catalonia | Andalusia & Canary Islands | Basque Country | Galicia & Asturias The Madrid Clubs The Spanish capital’s two powerhouses are again the only teams likely to push Barcelona close this season at the top of La Liga. A second Champions League final Madrid […]Read more "2016-2017 La Liga Season Preview – The Madrid Clubs"