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How much of Real Madrid’s failure is actually down to Lopetegui?
October 29, 2018
In another dimension somewhere, Julen Lopetegui is still basking in the warm glow of Spain’s World Cup triumph. In this other reality, he watched Sunday’s Clásico...
La Liga 2018-19: Our Writers’ Preview
August 21, 2018
Something slightly odd is happening in Spain. And when I say Spain, perhaps I really mean Morocco and the USA. Because it seems that is where...
Could This be Gareth Bale’s Year at Real Madrid?
July 22, 2018
Seconds after the final whistle blew in Kiev in May, Gareth Bale gave an interview near the centre circle. Bale had only played the last half...
The blame game begins as Spain crash out
July 2, 2018
About five minutes after Iago Aspas’ penalty spun off Igor Akinfeev’s boot and over the top of the crossbar, Carrusel Deportivo had posted a vote on...
The little moments that light up the World Cup – Messi, Messi, Messi
June 27, 2018
Great goals have the power to brighten even the dullest moments. Yesterday evening my train from Newcastle to London was about halfway through its one hour...
Looking back at the 2017-18 Writers’ Preview – How did we get on?
May 23, 2018
Well, that went quickly didn’t it? It only seems like yesterday that Real Madrid were dismantling Barcelona in the Super Cup, leading to Gerard Pique stating...
Why Juventus supporters were right to applaud Ronaldo
April 4, 2018
Ronaldo twisted and turned, approaching the edge of the penalty area with a kind of steady menace. Defenders backing off. Then he let fly. The ball...
The Kings of Europe welcome the Happy Prince
February 13, 2018
In a piece published in El Pais today called “Neymar Breaks the Rules of Professionalism“, Diego Torres recounts the story of Neymar inviting Javier Mascherano to...
That’s Life for Real Madrid’s 2018 Vintage
January 26, 2018
In the song “That’s Life” by Frank Sinatra, he sings about flying high in April and then being shot down in May. Like another Sinatra classic,...
Is the hegemony of Spanish teams in Europe at risk?
December 14, 2017
Football is cyclical. That’s what my dad always told me when I was a kid. No team can go on winning forever and ever. As a...