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 colourful Paco Jémez is approaching the end of his 4th season in charge of Rayo Vallecano. His ultra-attacking style has been branded foolish and naive in some quarters, particularly this season which has proved his toughest in charge of the Madrid club. However Jémez is the man responsible for guiding Rayo into their 5th […]Read more "Paco Jémez’s Rayo Vallecano – La Liga’s unlikely trailblazers"
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?"