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La Liga Review: The Guillotine Falls On Manolo Jiménez

When Sevilla hosted cellar-dweller Xerez on Tuesday evening, an aura of uneasiness surrounded the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.  In the front of the Sevillistas‘ minds was the poor form of their team.  An extended run of indolent performances culminated on Saturday evening with a 2-0 debacle against Espanyol, where Sevilla would […]

La Liga Review: Athletic Bilbao Misses An Opportunity To Inch Closer to a Champions League Spot

While Real Madrid and Barcelona run away from the rest of the field in the struggle for the La Liga title, the tussle for the next four European spots is just as fascinating.  The mix of teams truly runs the gamut from the usuals to the upstarts. Sevilla and Valencia […]

Sevilla’s Puerta dead at age 22

As we reported yesterday, Sevilla midfielder Antonio Puerta collapsed during a Primera Liga match on Saturday. Today brought the sad news that Puerta has died, just three days later. He had suffered a heart attack and had been on life support since Saturday. What makes this even sadder is that […]

Sevilla’s Stylish Start

As The Gaffer already mentioned Sevilla kicked off their season on Saturday with a 4-1 win over Getafe. While I had been looking forward to the Madrid derby, I decided to watch the Sevilla-Getafe match and was not disappoined at all. The game had plenty of excitement, flair and talking […]

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Life at Barcelona suiting Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was Barcelona’s big money signing in the summer with Samuel Eto’o and a reported £40 million going in the opposite direction to Inter Milan. Few can doubt that Ibrahimovic has ability and on his day is one of the best forwards in the world, however many have criticised […]

World Cup Power Poll

Major League Soccer Talk’s Robert Jonas, and Kartik Krishnaiyer were among the voters in Set Piece Analysts World Cup Power Poll. The United States finished 24th in the survey of prominent soccer bloggers and tweeters in the United States. Mexico was 9th and Honduras, 28th.

Ronaldo Touch And Go For Sunday

Cristiano Ronaldo played his part in Real Madrid’s 3-0 win over Marseille in the Champions league last night scoring two of Real’s three goals. However the Portuguese international had to be taken off in the second half with an ankle knock that could see him miss Madrid’s match against high […]

West Brom headed to Wembley

Kevin Phillips scored the lone goal to put the Baggies through to the final (4-2 on aggregate). Robert Koren was the architect of the goal with a brilliant cross that Phillips headed home. Jason Koumas was the game’s most influential player, creating several chances for himself, including a shot over […]

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