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 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"
La Liga 2016-17 Season Preview Madrid | Valencian Community | Catalonia | Andalusia & Canary Islands | Basque Country | Galicia & Asturias The Valencian Community There will be no Valencia derby in La Liga this season for the first time in seven years following Levante’s relegation. That leaves Valencia and Villarreal to tussle it […]Read more "2016-2017 La Liga Season Preview – The Valencian Community"
Gary Neville described his side’s 1-0 home defeat against Sporting Gijon on Sunday as the ‘best performance’ of his reign but had little choice but to also brand it as ‘the most disappointing result of the season.’ It ended Valencia’s 14 month unbeaten run at the Mestalla in La Liga but more worryingly extended their […]Read more "2 Months in Spain, 0 League Wins – Is Gary Neville’s job already on the line?"
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?"
In the age of modern football, it’s rare a major transfer or managerial appointment catches anyone by surprise. Potential comings and goings are routinely all over the media days prior to any official announcement from the parties involved. However on Wednesday, La Liga giants Valencia stunned the football world by giving Englishman Gary Neville his […]Read more "Making Sense of the Mestalla Madhouse – The Key Figures"
Whisper it quietly but we might just have another three-way title race in La Liga this season. Atletico’s comfortable victory over Valencia on Sunday leaves the top of the table with a strikingly familiar look to it with Barcelona and Real Madrid just 2 points clear of Los Colchoneros, who have unquestionably had the toughest […]Read more "Atléti laying the Seeds for another Title Challenge"