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Inter Replaces Rafa With Leonardo

Finally this power struggle is over. It was inevitable that the Spaniard was not going to get anything from Massimo Moratti for this January transfer window, and Moratti got fed up with Benitez’s strange demands. It all seemed slightly better when Rafa Benitez had guided his team to the World […]

La Liga Review: Real Madrid Proves To Be A Legitimate Threat to Barcelona

The Almería – Barcelona match had not concluded when Real Madrid took to the pitch, but a few minutes into their match with Sevilla, they knew that Barça slipped at the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos and dropped two points with a 2-2 draw against Almería.  Expectations were that Real […]

Can Kaka Build On Villarreal Showing?

Brazilian Kaka has been the subject of criticism due to his performances which can be described as inconsistent at best. There are a number of issues to be considered before judging whether Kaka’s season has been a failure or a relative success. In terms of the team’s results, Real Madrid […]

Will Real Madrid Sell Karim Benzema?

The latest reports in the Press have indicated Real Madrid are growing impatient with striker Karim Benzema despite the fact he has yet to complete his first season in Spain. The Spanish giants signed the Frenchman in the summer for €35 million with the fee rising to €41 million based […]

Will Kaka Succeed With Real Madrid?

Brazilian star Kaka joined Los Galacticos from Milan prior to the start of the season in a staggering €68 million deal with is astronomical by all means. Real Madrid did pay more for Cristiano Ronaldo but that does not change the tremendous amount spent by Los Galacticos to acquire the […]

Real Madrid 1-4 Alcorcón: The Five Stages of Grief Through the Players’ and the Supporters’ Eyes

Denial Although Real Madrid needed five goals to overturn their Round of 32 tie with Alcorcón, a certain sense of denial was important in this particular situation so that they could believe that their task was not impossible.  Kaká stated, “For the pride and for the history of Real Madrid, […]

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 […]

La Liga in the UEFA Champions League: A Recap

Tuesday and Wednesday brought about Match Day 2 in the UEFA Champions League, and the four representatives from Spain had interesting ties that helped shape their respective groups.  On Tuesday, Sevilla FC visited Rangers FC at the Ibrox Stadium, where the European night atmosphere is second to none, buoying their […]

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Shoot Magazine, Thanks For The Memories

Over the next few days, expect to read a multitude of odes written by bloggers from the UK regarding the demise of Shoot Magazine, the popular British football publication which owner IPC announced it would be shutting it down at the end of this month.Shoot! was a hugely popular weekly […]

Manchester United v Arsenal: Five To Remember

After Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Wigan last night Alex Ferguson’s men require just one more point from their last two games to retain their Premier League title. On Saturday they take on Arsenal at Old Trafford and will be eager to put one over their rivals and wrap the league […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 27: Open Thread

It’s been a very long time since the margin of difference in talent between Manchester United and Manchester City has been this thin. Whatever happens, it’s going to be a very close game with so much on the line. A win for City will catapult their league title ambitions. A […]

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Klopp says transfer committee ‘not a problem,’ had similar structure at Dortmund

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions he cannot work with the club’s transfer committee. The existing set-up, implemented by owners Fenway Sports Group to ensure some sort of continuity with signings, was a constant frustration for predecessor Brendan Rodgers. However Klopp, used to a similar structure at former club Borussia […]