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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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Fan Diary #18 – Derby Day

Why do I love a derby? I nervously await each Merseyside derby as if it is the most important match of the season. I bite nails. I refresh webpages.  I await injury updates. I lose sleep. This doesn’t make sense for two big reasons: 1.) I am not from Liverpool. […]

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I apologize for not posting the extensive coverage of MLS Cup we did a year ago. I have had some personal family health issues to deal with the past few days as well as an extensive work schedule. I should have my thoughts on the MLS Cup which I did […]

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Virgil van Dijk has given Southampton one of the best center back pairings in England

For all his Liverpool deficiencies, Dejan Lovren is actually remembered fondly by Southampton fans as a pacy, reliable, ball-playing defender who surprisingly did very little wrong. Brought to St. Mary’s from French club Lyon for £8.5 million, Lovren’s performances were enough to convince Liverpool to part with £20 million for […]