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Archives: Real Madrid

Juande Ramos Takes Over Reigns At Madrid

Posted on by Juan Arango

After 72 games, Pedja Mijatovic did take long in making Juande Ramos the 11th coach in ten seasons for the Merengues, the ninth this decade.  The writing was on the wall for Schuster after Madrid lost their first home game … Continue reading

Huntelaar Headed To Real Madrid

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Real Madrid CF have announced a pre-transfer window agreement with Ajax for striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar. The move is intended to cover the long-term injury of Ruud van Nistelrooy, who has undergone surgery as I reported earlier. The Spanish champions … Continue reading

Injury Updates: Van Nistelrooy’s Season Is Over

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Real Madrid have suffered another major injury blow as striker Ruud van Nistelrooy’s season looks to be over after it was announced that he will undergo an operation to correct a problem with his right knee. The reigning Spanish champions … Continue reading

Valladolid Deny Madrid And Put Schuster One Step Closer

Posted on by Juan Arango

This was one of the most important games of the season for Real Madrid.  Bernd Schuster knew that this was the game that they absolutely had to have if they planned to revert the results of the past couple of … Continue reading

Crespo To Replace Van Nistelrooy?

Posted on by Juan Arango

After it was confirmed that Dutch international Ruud Van Nistelrooy would be out for the remainder of the season, the Madrid brass began Operation RVN (Replace Van Nistelrooy). It would not be easy to find a player that would fill … Continue reading

Schuster Candidates Are Already In Line

Posted on by Juan Arango

The writing might be on the wall for Bernd Schuster or it might be the typical Real Madrid hysterics that go on after a big loss like the one they suffered against Real Unión.  Right now they are burying Schuster … Continue reading

Champions League News Roundup

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

I thought I would share with you some of the articles that have caught my eye over the past couple of days: Kartik of Major League Soccer Talk argues that Landon Donovan’s trial with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich is a … Continue reading

Unión Make History In Copa

Posted on by Juan Arango

Real Unión gave the shocker of the year at the Bernabéu as they eliminated reigning league champs Real Madrid from the Copa del Rey.   Many people in the Spanish media thought that logic would once again rear its head … Continue reading

Diarra Out For Three Weeks

Posted on by Juan Arango

Real Madrid midfielder Mahamadou Diarra, lost his status as the most important injury in Spain.   The might be out anywhere between three to four weeks due to a 1st degreeetear in his left thigh. The Malinese international suffered the injury … Continue reading

Strachan right to back United

Posted on by Chris Rivers

After seeing his team well and truly played off the park Celtic manager Gordon Strachan honoured United as being the best side his Scottish champions had ever faced in Europe. That is some accolade when you consider that the Bhoys … Continue reading

At The Turn: Who Needs to Win

Posted on by Mike

To use a golf analogy, the teams in the group stage of the Champions League make the turn today and tomorrow with the completion of the first three games of the group stage. And while it’s early, for some teams, … Continue reading

Back In The Big Time

Posted on by Josh Pedley

  One of the great fixtures in European football returns tonight when Real Madrid travel to Turin to take on Juventus. After a home victory against Zenit St Petersburg and a surprise 2-2 draw in Belarus against BATE in their … Continue reading

Bookend Goals Help Merengues In Derbi

Posted on by Juan Arango

Who ever thought that in the first and last minute Real Madrid would further sink Atlético into deeper problems after a heated Madrid derby.  With only 35 seconds gone by in the match Ruud Van Nistelrooy smacked a shot from … Continue reading

Champions League News Roundup

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

With World Cup qualifying on, its been a little slow for UEFA club competition news but here are some stories around the web that I thought you’d find interesting. ESPN Soccernet details the problems at Fenerbahce Bundesliga Talk has posted … Continue reading

UEFA’s Stand For Club Identity And Fair Practices

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

This may be a bit long-winded and rambling but I hope you stick with me as there are a number of important points to discuss.  UEFA recently released a publication entitled “Safeguarding The Heritage And Future Of Team Sport In … Continue reading

Champions League Matchday Two Roundup

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

On the newly re-launched Third Half podcast (a roundup show for all the Talk web sites), I had a great discussions with host Jonathan Starling about the goings-on of Matchday 2. Download the episode from EPL Talk. It was a … Continue reading

Monzón Gets First Callup

Posted on by Juan Arango

Luciano Monzón and Diego Milito were the two newest players to be called up by national team coach Alfio Basile for their upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against neighboring rivals Uruguay and Chile. Monzón has been one of the outstanding performers … Continue reading

Friday Five: Wembley to Host 2011 Champions League Final, Thierry Henry Unhappy

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

In a new experiment, I am going to try a weekly wrap-up of news stories that caught my eye but that I don’t think require pages of analysis as I am prone to doing So, here they are, concise and … Continue reading