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Getafe Fails to Capitalize Against a Ten Man Real Madrid

The fashionable district.  The working-class south.  The established.  The disrespected.  Commerce.  Industry.  A comparison between the two top Madrid clubs.  Getafe just wants to be in the conversation.  They are in the city too, they say.  Real Madrid does not disrespect them because they are not in Real’s radar.  With […]

Sevilla FC’s Defeat of Real Madrid Announces Their Presence in the La Liga Title Race

In terms of the football played on the pitch, the Sevilla – Real Madrid clash qualified as the best match of the young La Liga season.  Honorable mentions to Athletic Bilbao’s 3-2 victory over Villarreal CF in Round 3 and the pulsating 2-2 draw between Valencia and Atlético Madrid last […]

First Impressions of Real Madrid and the Second Galacticos Era

The much-anticipated return of La Liga began with a scintillating match between the new galácticos of Real Madrid and the pesky Deportivo La Coruña, who always gives Madrid a run for their money, literally.  Because of the continued suspension of Pepe and the tendinitis suffered by Sergio Ramos, the Real […]

Analyzing Real Madrid’s Defensive Weaknesses

Álvaro Arbeloa recently completed a return move to his childhood club Real Madrid for €4 million. While deserved attention went to the second-generation galácticos Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaká, and Karim Benzema, Real Madrid also made transactions that do not rate high on sex appeal yet realign the glaring weakness behind its […]

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EPL Talk Launches Android App: Plus Other Announcements

With a break in Premier League action, it’s perfect timing to bring you up to speed on several exciting developments within EPL Talk and our network of sites: 1. Regular features. You may have noticed that we’ve added several regular columns and live blogs/chats to the site throughout the week. […]

Sebastian Giovinco is Arguably The Most Important MLS Signing in Recent History

Today quite possibly the most important player signing in MLS’ recent history was unveiled in Toronto. La formica atomica, Sebastian Giovinco was introduced as another marquee signing for the flagging Toronto FC. Last year it was a “bloody big deal” when Jermain Defoe was introduced, and it turned out to […]

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Jurgen Klopp will continue to be cautious with Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said on Wednesday he will not rush injury-prone striker Daniel Sturridge back into first-team action until the England international can prove he is more “robust.” Sturridge, 26, was on the bench for Saturday’s 4-1 demolition of erstwhile Premier League leaders Manchester City, the first time he […]