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Goyo Manzano, if we look back on his achievements and stop with his last few weeks in charge of Real Mallorca in 2010, was a successful and well-respected coach looking to parley that magical season where the Andalusian coach had the minnows in a Champions League place for much of the season into a significant pay-day. He had earned it. Mallorca on the other hand couldn´t afford his salary let alone give him a raise. He would wait, the offers […]

Posted by elpresidente On Dec - 21 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

I´d say one of the most important storylines that all the major papers are talking about in Spain this week is the idea that CR7, one of the great footballers of this and any age is taking the brunt of the criticism for having lost all but one encounter with FC Barcelona since his time at Real Madrid. Even Marca and were ganging up on the Lusitanian. Hes Real Madrid´s #7, one of the great numbers that have ever […]

Posted by elpresidente On Dec - 16 - 2011 16 Comments READ FULL POST

La Liga Weekly would like to point the spotlight at our own Arch Bell, master of the Segunda division here on the site, who was featured prominently at in their build-up to this weekend´s clásico. They interviewed journalists from around the world and asked them how the game will be welcomed in their little part of the world. I really think that journalists in Spain are still somewhat bemused by the attention that La Liga gets all over the […]

Posted by elpresidente On Dec - 10 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST

Gerard Pique received his fifth card of the season in the dying moments of Barcelona´s clash against Rayo Vallecano. He will miss the coming match at Levante, but there are movements afoot, as is reporting, that are very much considering extending the one-match ban for time-wasting to include the following round´s match against Real Madrid. It´s a bone of contention every year. Everyone does it, players want to clear their dance cards before rushing into an important match, Pique […]

Posted by elpresidente On Dec - 1 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

I´m not usually in the business of covering internationals, let alone friendlies, but since this is one of these storied match-ups, set in mythical Wembley even if it is the reconstituted version of the fabled stadium made of reinforced concrete and costly litigation. Even if it has been half a century since the mother country, birthplace of football, dominated all competitions, everyone, even European Champions and World Cup winners Spain measures itself against the English. Regardless of history, this match […]

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Posted by elpresidente On Nov - 12 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST