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After the most congested La Liga season in recent years, the same questions about the competitive nature of the league continue to resurface. Once again Real Madrid and Barcelona are the top two teams in Spain, that’s no surprise to anyone. But the staggering nature of their point’s total and goal difference raises the old fear that Spain’s top flight is just far too uneven. And certainly if you just look at some of the results over the past few […]

Posted by LaLigaWeekly On May - 23 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

There really couldn’t be a bigger contrast on and off the pitch for Barcelona. On the pitch Barca have carried on where they left off last season. The football they are capable of producing is simply above any other club in the world. But off the pitch it’s a different story. Over the past two summers Barcelona have been involved in some very long and protracted transfer dealings that have not worked out well for the club. From the players […]

Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Sep - 2 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

As you have probably heard, Cesc Fabregas has all but torched the idea of signing for Barcelona at least for this year, by publicly stating his fealty to Arsenal FC. Its a pyrrhic victory for the Gunners as few believe that in the long run, the London club can hold a player like Cesc if he truly wants to leave. Barcelona were not willing to budge on their 40 million euro offer to Arsenal (hes actually worth in upwards of […]

Posted by LaLigaWeekly On Aug - 8 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

One club doesnt want to sell a player and the other sends off a 35 million euro offer that is way below the established going rate for a young central-midfielder who looks to be the heir apparent in a direct line back to the coach hell play for at the club of his birth as a footballer. For the moment, Cesc Fabregas remains and Arsenal FC player, but his heart is already out the door and halfway down the hall […]

Posted by LaLigaWeekly On Jun - 3 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST

As with all Dutch squads there isn’t a shortage of attacking options for the manager to call upon this time around in South Africa. However, looking over the 30 man preliminary squad that was announced on Tuesday, it’s easy to see an imbalance in the squad. While their famous attacking credentials are intact, their defence can be pointed out to be the week point of their team. If that seems a bit harsh on the Dutch then ask yourself this, […]

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Posted by Simon Heptinstall On May - 13 - 2010 Comments Off READ FULL POST