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?"
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"
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"
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?"
One year is a long time in the complex rivalry and deeply inter-twined lives of Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. Only last autumn Carlo Ancelotti’s European Champions put in one of their most polished performances in recent editions of El Clásico to dispose of their great rivals 3-1 at the Bernabéu. The following week Barcelona […]Read more "Pressure on Los Blancos as the Bernabéu gets ready for El Clásico"