Spain Win Euro 2008
Spain Win Euro 2008

Spain have finally overcome their history of underachievers to win Euro 2008. They did so while playing a variation of the style that sometimes led to them being eliminated from competitions. This time around there was one huge difference, the teams spirit. Weather it was winning at the last minute against Sweden, or pinning […]

Spain 4 – Russia 1, Villa Bags a Hat-Trick
Spain 4 – Russia 1, Villa Bags a Hat-Trick

Well here we are, the last group to get underway and we see the first Euro hat-trick in eight years courtesy of David Villa. His inclusion in the squad until now had been mostly as a sub, but after today I think Luis Aragones will have a hard time justifying not […]

Spain v Russia, Halftime Thoughts
Spain v Russia, Halftime Thoughts

Spain are off to a great start against the Russians, here are some of my observations this far. Spain are two goals ahead from David Villa, who looks sharp and full of confidence today. There was no way he could have missed from the setup by Torres, and did well […]

A Case for Raul, and the Spanish National Team
A Case for Raul, and the Spanish National Team

With Euro 2008 right around the corner and teams already preparing for the tournament, I find it odd that Raul was excluded from the national team. With his dip in form the past few seasons it was easy for Luis Aragones to drop him, however this past season he has shown […]

The End of an Era
The End of an Era

It has been announced today that Frank Rijkaard will be leaving Barcelona at the end of this season. After two seasons without trophies, and yesterdays 4-1 loss to Real Madrid, Barcelona has opted to terminate his contract. Taking his place will be former player Pep Guardiola. This summer is shaping […]