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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 […]

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

One of the things that stands out about this weekends slate of games in the Segunda is the renewal of acquaintances between some old familiar faces. Look no further than tonights Friday Night Lights which figures to be a darn good one. A suddenly-in-crisis- Hercules welcomes Barcelona B to the Rico Perez in Alicante in what figures to high scoring affair. With Barca B you always have plenty of goals for better or worse. The news in the Hercules camp […]

Posted by Arch Bell On Sep - 16 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

In the biggest match in world football you expect many things to happen, some good, some great and some unwanted. However the racist abuse that rained down on Wednesday night at the Nou Camp was something far beyond simple accusations of bent refs and diving footballers. No it wasnt all 90,000 people within the stadium directing vile racist hate towards the black players on the pitch, but there was a large enough element of the support doing it that it […]

Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Aug - 20 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Before reading this, I´d just like you to march on over to The Guardian´s Blog here and read Jonathan Wilson´s analysis on the question of whether or not Spain´s dominance of world football is sustainable. On the surface it´s a moot point. Despite losing to Brasil´s U-20 squad in Colombia this week, Spain has offered up unparallelled success on all levels. The U-19´s and U-21´s are European Champions and the adult side is well-known for the achievements. The question isn´t […]

Posted by elpresidente On Aug - 20 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

They are one of the most intriguing stories of the past season and will continue to be so throughout the upcoming season in La Liga. Many experts are even throwing them into the race for a European Cup spot next season. What a change if you back track to just six months ago when they were fighting for their relegation lives. Talking about Málaga has been rather sexy this season. From extreme lows losing to Real Madrid 7-0 or […]

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Posted by Juan Arango On Jul - 15 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST