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Archives: Real Madrid

Maradona Divulges Argentina Call-Up

Posted on by Juan Arango

Diego Maradona called up 22 players for his upcoming friendly against France.  Five players that earn their bacon in Spain were called up by El Diego.  As promised, Lio Messi was part of that list.  Gabriel Heinze and Fernando Gago … Continue reading

Thomas Gravesen Hangs ‘Em Up Early

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

At just 32, former Danish international Thomas Gravesen has called time on his career. The combative central midfielder started his career with hometown club Vejle Boldklub (VB). He was soon on the move and  played for Hamburg, Everton and Real Madrid. … Continue reading

Gravesen Retires

Posted on by Juan Arango

Former Danish international and Real Madrid midfielder Thomas Gravesen announced his retirement on  Monday after months of being without a team.  For Gravesen, 32, it was the end after a tempetuous end of 2008. “I spent 12 fantastic seasons abroad … Continue reading

Doodle of The Day

Posted on by Juan Arango

¨Five straight wins, in second place, barely get any goals scored, they have Robben, Saint Iker is back, but…right now, it´s more exciting to watch Messi sleeping than towatch Juande´s side play.¨ (Courtesy of Sport) Let us know what you … Continue reading

Juanfran Gets One Yellow Card Overturned

Posted on by Juan Arango

Osasuna midfielder Juanfran’s appeal was somewhat successful.   He had one of his two bookings from Sunday’s loss to Real Madrid overturned after referee Alonso Pérez Burrull was suspended for one month after his performance in that match. The Spanish Football … Continue reading

La Liga Doodle of the Day

Posted on by Juan Arango

They change coaches, they change presidents… but some things never change. (Courtesy of MundoDeportivo)

Calderon Resigns At Real — Vicente Boulda Takes Over

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The Real Madrid website is now carrying the full text of Calderon’s resignation press conference. In his statement Calderon said “Against the recommendations of my board I’ve decided to step down.” It will be interesting to hear the position of … Continue reading

Who Is Vicente Boluda?

Posted on by Juan Arango

Real Madrid´s world went crazy at the beginning of the week and the shit hit the fan on Friday as vice president that was in relative anonymity was thrust in to the position of being the top authority at Spain´s … Continue reading

Real Madrid President Ramon Calderon To Resign

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Shocking news, or perhaps not so shocking depending on your perspective, regarding Ramon Calderon has emerged this morning. Calderon has reportedly bowed to pressure and will announce his resignation as the club’s president after reports came out in the Spanish … Continue reading

Calderón Resigns At Real Madrid

Posted on by Juan Arango

Ramón Calderon went into the emergency board meeting as president of Real Madrid and came out a disgraced Richard Nixon-type figure.

Calderon Ready To Step Down?

Posted on by Juan Arango

In less than 48 hours, the world of Real Madrid has gone topsy-turvy.  When things were starting to go the club´s way on the pitch, things off the pitch were spiralling downward into an infinite abyss.

La Liga Week 17 Scores

Posted on by Juan Arango

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 … Continue reading

Historic Weekend In La Liga

Posted on by Juan Arango

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 … Continue reading

La Liga’s Winter XI

Posted on by Juan Arango

There is only one person in the starting XI under the sticks- Iker. Things have not changed much for him. With a suspect backline Iker Casillas is the one that saves Madrid’s hide time after time after time.   He … Continue reading

Cannavaro On The Out?

Posted on by Juan Arango

According to many outlets in Spain, Fabio Cannavaro seems to be counting down his days at Real Madrid.  Reports state the AC Milan will try to sign the former World Player of the Year. 

Champions League KO Matchups

Posted on by Juan Arango

A former teammate of mine that had a style of play “similar” to Steven Gerrard (and would be insulted as he is a Man Utd.  fan)described the ties in one word- mouthwatering.  I will use this term only once as … Continue reading