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?"
As they fly home from their FIFA Club World Cup triumph in Japan, Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid can be forgiven for beginning to reflect on what has been close to the perfect year. Certainly given the state they were in when he took over in the early days of January, things couldn’t realistically have […]Read more "Dream 2016 – Zidane delivering instant success whilst building for the future at Real Madrid"
The opening few months of the season in Spain can be a bit of a slow-burner at the top end with the big guns feeling their way into the new campaign whilst rarely hitting top form or pulling clear of their rivals. Slip-ups don’t often inflict terminal damage on title dreams but this weekend, we […]Read more "Clinical Cristiano puts Real in La Liga box-seat"
La Liga 2016-17 Season Preview Madrid | Valencian Community | Catalonia | Andalusia & Canary Islands | Basque Country | Galicia & Asturias The Madrid Clubs The Spanish capital’s two powerhouses are again the only teams likely to push Barcelona close this season at the top of La Liga. A second Champions League final Madrid […]Read more "2016-2017 La Liga Season Preview – The Madrid Clubs"
As the San Siro finally began to empty following one of the tensest finals in European Cup history, two schools of thought quickly set in on quite how Real Madrid had managed to ultimately pip neighbours Atleti to win the trophy for the 11th time. Neutrals, who almost without exception were rooting for Diego Simeone’s […]Read more "How Real Madrid became European Champions for the 11th time"
60 years on from the very first European Cup final, won in dramatic fashion by an Alfredo Di Stéfano inspired Real Madrid, eyes in the Spanish capital will again be transfixed as Los Blancos take on city rivals Atletico Madrid in the latest edition of European football’s annual showpiece. Perhaps more so than in previous […]Read more "Zizou vs Cholo – Two men chasing footballing immortality in Milan"
Zinedine Zidane will take charge of Real Madrid for the first time on Saturday as Deportivo La Coruna visit the Bernabeu. There was an element of panic about Florentino Perez’s decision to sack Rafa Benitez and promote Zizou to the top job this week but although the timing has surprised many, everyone closely connected to […]Read more "6 Years in the Making – Perez’s Zizou Vision finally comes to Fruition"