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"
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"
La Liga 2016-17 Season Preview Madrid | Valencian Community | Catalonia | Andalusia & Canary Islands | Basque Country | Galicia & Asturias The Catalan Clubs Catalonia came close to adding to its two top flight clubs last season with Girona and Gimnastic Tarragona both making the Segunda Division play-offs but both fell just short. […]Read more "2016-2017 La Liga Season Preview – The Catalan Clubs"
It is still three weeks until La Liga kicks off for the 2016-17 season but what happens in them could go a long way to determining the ultimate destiny of the Primera Division title. Just 3 points separated the top three last season but few could argue that the best team were crowned champions. Even […]Read more "Madrid clubs busy chasing the missing piece in their jigsaws as the new season nears"
For a prolonged period at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday, Unai Emery and his Sevilla players were on the brink of achieving footballing immortality in the Andalusian city at least. Just four days on from beating Liverpool to clinch a third straight Europa League crown, they had Barcelona a man down and under real pressure […]Read more "Sevilla miss out on cup double but Emery moves to the brink of the managerial elite"
Barcelona somewhat predictably swept Granada aside on Saturday to clinch their 6th title in the space of 8 years. Despite enduring a month that nightmares are made of in April, few can argue that the Catalans didn’t deserve their triumph and even Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane was humble enough to admit as much. […]Read more "Immense Suarez the key as Barça win La Liga a different way"
Spain’s top flight has a knack of producing dramatic finales to the season at both ends of the table. The final weekend in 2014 saw Atleti dramatically win the title at Camp Nou with a draw that condemned Barcelona to 2nd place and Gerardo Martino to the sack. Meanwhile at the other end Granada pulled […]Read more "Title showdowns, relegation battles & talk of ‘maletines’ – It can only be the final weekend of La Liga"
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?"