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"
La Liga 2016-17 Season Preview Madrid | Valencian Community | Catalonia | Andalusia & Canary Islands | Basque Country | Galicia & Asturias Andalusia & the Canary Islands There have been no promotions or relegations affecting the Southern Spanish clubs so once again Andalusia has four representatives in La Liga for the 2016-17 campaign and […]Read more "2016-2017 La Liga Season Preview – Andalusia & the Canary Islands"
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"
While Spain’s winter break is little more than a brief hiatus these days, it does provide us with a chance to reflect on the first chunk of the season which appears to have left the league with 3 very distinct tiers. In contrast to last season when the league was much more staggered with Valencia […]Read more "La Liga breaks up for Christmas – Has the 2015-16 Primera Division already turned into 3 Mini-Leagues?"