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El Clasico of the Century?

  As one former Barcelona player puts it: “It is the game of the century, even if there are eight of them a year.” It is a comment not just on the excellence and the expectation that comes with Real Madrid v Barcelona but also on their eclipse of all else, on the dominance and potential dilution of a […]

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Of Money and Modernity

Stoppage time: where you’ll find frank assessments and comments of footballing states-of-affairs and philosophies. Find yourself tired of listening to football pundits saying the same thing over and over again? We take a different stance, talk about issues that may just be beneath the surface. Yeah, saying exactly the same things, but in different words. Visit […]

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Christmas Crackers – the View from Spain

So the apocalypse failed to show on cue. It has a habit of doing that. It was also supposed to take place on December 12 (12.12.12 and all that), but it finally made an appearance on the evening of December 22, when the backside of Saint Iker Casillas was announced by Chendo, an ex-player and […]

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Team of the Season so far – La Liga

La Liga has almost reached its halfway point and there is one team well and truly on top as the winter break approaches – Barcelona. The Catalans lead the Primera Division by nine points from Atletico Madrid, with rivals Real a further four back in third. … In goal we find Betis’ Adrian, who has proved […]

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Mourinho Intent on Summer Move and Other News

MOURINHO LOOKING TO LEAVE THE BERNABEU IN JUNE The Portuguese coach is definitely not enjoying his best spell since moving to Spain. In a purely sporting sense, Mourinho’s men are 11 points behind Barcelona in La Liga, something which had not happened in the trainer’s career since his early days at Porto, and such a […]

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