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As Joaquin returns to Betis, Fiorentina adds ‘Kuba’ Blaszczykowski

Jakub Blaszczykowski has completed a move to Fiorentina from Borussia Dortmund having earlier announced his departure from the Bundesliga club. The Polish midfielder on Monday posted a picture on his Facebook page from a plane flying over Dortmund, with the word ‘Thanks!’ SEE MORE: Up-to-the-minutes transfer deadline deals. The picture […]

Spain Effective If Unspectacular As They Win Group H in FIFA World Cup 2010

With an unfathomable yet realistic possibility of an unceremonious exit from FIFA World Cup 2010, the Spanish national football team tussled with a Chilean side that has been one of the most impressive teams in this tournament thus far.  Marcelo Bielsa, Chile’s manager, insisted on a positive approach with an […]

La Liga Jornada 34 Review: Málaga Denied of a Shock Victory at Mallorca

Juan Ramón López Muñiz brought Málaga into La Liga in 2008 after a two-year hiatus in the second division.  Throughout his playing career, he played on teams constantly scrambling either to stay in La Liga or to be promoted to the first division.  He knows the mentality that a team […]

La Liga Preview and US TV Listings for Jornada 26: Mar. 13 – Mar. 18

The thrilling race at the top of La Liga came to a head last weekend, when Barcelona dropped two points at surging Almería, and Real Madrid fought back from a 0-2 deficit to win against Sevilla in the second minute of stoppage time 3-2.  Now the two exemplars of Spanish […]

La Liga Review: Has Barcelona Been Figured Out?

A ridiculous question with what should be a simple answer.  First, a cursory investigation.  Is Barcelona on top of the standings in La Liga?  Yes.  Has Barcelona obtained sixty-one points from twenty-four matches, one more point than it had at the same point last season?  Check.  Does Barcelona have the […]

La Liga Week 30 Wrap

Numbers seemed down this week in La Liga mostly due to the Easter holiday, but that did not reduce the excitement in the league. Barcelona continue their ways en route to their 19th league title. The Blaugrana Ballet showed offense, yet they were not as sharp when it came time […]

Oliveira Saga Drags On At Betis

Zaragoza forward Ricardo Oliveira might be the player that earns the title of last-minute blockbuster transfer deal.   The Brazilian has every intention of returning to the Spanish top flight and according to local sources, the deal is pretty much done between the player and the Andalucian side, but we all […]

La Liga Week 17 Scores

What a way to celebrate Raúl’s 500th appearance in Spanish first division.  In addition to achieving such a milestone, Raúl also scored his 212th career goal in the 16th minute courtesy of a Gonzalo Higuaín pass into the box and the Madrid starlet took advantage of the jewel. 

Historic Weekend In La Liga

As if their lead was not wide enough, Barcelona could really seem uncatchable with only two weeks left in the first half of the season.   It’s not going to be easy for the blaugrana as they will face current cellar dwellers in Osasuna.  

Copa Del Rey Fixture

This round of the Copa del Rey has some intriguing storyline.  The biggest game of the stage is undoubtedly Barcelona and Atlético Madrid.  The biggest player on the field on Tuesday will be Lio Messi.   Players like Samuel Eto’o, Sergio Agüero, Xavi, and Carles Puyol missing from the pitch […]

Gonzalez Out For Three Months

  It was one of the biggest and ugliest collisions this week in World Cup qualifying play.  Nicolás Burdisso and Mark González bumping of heads left more than just a simple headache the following morning.  Betis’  Mark González suffered a second-degree craneoencephalic traumatism and a third-degree knee sprain that will […]

Betis Fights Back

Club brass decided to take their suspension to the highest authority in the land. Real Betis look to appeal their two-match stadium ban and loss to Athletic Bilbao this past weekend after Basque goalkeeper Armando was struck with a water bottle by a Betis supporter.

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I Know The Score Final Table for EPL Talk

The final league standings for EPL Talk’s private I Know The Score prediction league are in, and here are the top ten finishers. Garyi, 2925 points Tokyo Toffeeman, 2630 RockfishDG, 2435 BCWildcatJohn, 2380 JBCook2007, 2280 DanMona, 2250 iSage, 2195 SLKnowles, 2040 Oakers, 1955 Luvlycruz, 1900 Garyi will receive prizes from […]

6 Reasons Why Americans Should Watch Soccer

A few months ago I wrote an article listing reasons why NBA fans, with the then impending and thankfully short lockout of the NBA season, should get into soccer. After a rollercoaster season in the EPL which saw Manchester City, rivals of Manchester United, finally bring home a title after […]

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