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Ancelotti’s Real Madrid shows signs of shedding histrionics

…. Throughout the entire evening, though, there were also increasing indications that Real are themselves aiming to return to a more historic, less histrionic approach. This was a Madrid arriving with all of the old class but very little of the recent bombast.  Many would naturally put that down to the simple contrast between the […]

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Why Gonzalo Higuaín has never felt loved at Real Madrid

A brief summary of an article by Sid Lowe on Higuan.  It was April 2008 and things were not going well for Gonzalo Higuaín. He was having a terrible game at the Santiago Bernabéu, missing chance after chance and seemingly getting more apprehensive with each opportunity. But then another cross came in and this time […]

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The Unknown Transfer Targets – Who are they?

  Thanks to the newspapers, TV channels and countless websites, we have all been kept updated on the major transfers and (mostly) rumours of the summer transfer window. Superstars such as Falcao, Neymar, Suarez, Rooney, Gotze and Cavani have captured our attention over the past few weeks and, in some cases, even months. There is […]

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Atlético end 14-year Madrid curse

… Historic is the word. This may even be Atlético’s greatest ever night. “If we win it will be forever,” Adrián had said before the game. Diego Simeone said he didn’t know where it ranks in the club’s history. But, he added, “in many years’ time, it will be remembered.” And how. Atlético had not […]

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End of the era of my heroes – David Beckham

Guest post by @afansopinion: a 25yr old Dad of 2 boys. Enjoy writing about various football topics when I have some free time. Non biased Villa fan. In love with Andi Weimann. I’m no expert, these are just my thoughts, just a fans opinion, on the latest goings on, in the sometimes, not so beautiful game. Visit […]

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Does Mourinho want to get fired?

…The Real Madrid manager knows that he will have to negotiate his exit from the Bernabéu at the end of the season and he took advantage of his appearance before the media ahead of the visit of Málaga on Wednesday night to strengthen his hand and issue a warning: if Madrid’s president, Florentino Pérez, does […]

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La Liga TV rights to be reviewed

A new law could force La Liga teams to sell their television rights collectively, the president of Spain’s Sports Council, Miguel Cardenal, has said. Under the current system, each Spanish club is free to negotiate individually with broadcast partners. This allows the big two, Real Madrid and Barcelona, to earn about €140 million each, with […]

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Real Madrid usurp Manchester United as richest club in the world

Read Madrid have usurped Manchester United as the richest football club on the planet for the first time since Forbes magazine began their rankings in 2004. The Red Devils have sat at the top of the list for nine years in a row but Jose Mourinho’s men are now worth $135 million more (€103m) at […]

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The Team to be Drawn Against – Are Barca Now the Underdogs?

Barcelona Coach Tito Vilanova (since July 2012) Winners 4 Last five years (most recent last): SF – W – SF – W – SF Astonishingly, the team everyone has feared for the last five years may be the one to be drawn against. Barcelona started with eight of the all-conquering Spanish XI against Paris Saint-Germain but still trailed […]

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The Next Alonso?

… but it remains interesting that Alonso’s possible departure worries the madridista press far more than the identity of the next coach. They have reason to be worried too, but it was equally interesting to see who the possible ‘clone’ might be – from the list of players that are allegedly on Pérez’ shopping-list. And even before we […]

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