Important changes in Spanish football

You may remember that the first two games of the season in Spain were postponed due to a players’ strike in Spain. The reasons for the strike, were many, however, one of the main reasons concerned the debts that Spanish clubs hold with players in unpaid salaries. There have now been some important changes that could change Spanish football dramatically [...]

Spain favourites for European Championships

Spain favourites for European Championships

The draw has been made for the final stages of the European Championships to be held this coming summer in Ukraine and Poland. My first conclusion is that England will be out by the second round, as if they manage to get through the group stages which will be problematic, as both France and Sweden are nations that England has [...]

Boca Champions of Argentina!!!

Boca Juniors beat Banfield 3-0 on Sunday evening at the Bombonera stadium, Buenos Aires thus claiming the championship with two games to go. Clive Jagger – Football in South America

Valencia, City of Football?

Valencia, City of Football?

Most important cities in Europe boast 2 major soccer clubs; Madrid have Real and Atletico, Manchester City & United and Milan, AC and Inter are but a few examples. Valencia, in sporting terms, has been reinforced on the world map with the Amercia’s Cup and the Formula One G.P. However, what about football? Valencia CF has always been a top [...]

Barça – Mès que un Club (More than a Club!)

Barça – Mès que un Club (More than a Club!)

Why Barcelona are much more than just a football club A friend of mine, ‘Pep el Vikingo’ has a bar in Valencia, where almost everything is allowed (within the limits of the law). He is a cultured man from an excellent family background (a noble ancestry) and a university graduate whose hobbies include reading Shakespeare (and learning it off by heart, [...]

La Liga – one league or two?

La Liga – one league or two?

Barcelona and Real Madrid – love them or hate them. In a previous article, I explained some of the massive differences between the big two in Spain and the rest of La Liga. In fact, I am absolutely sure that no one will argue with me that we watch two separate leagues in Spain, the Championship between Barcelona and Real Madrid and a competition between [...]