Brazil are Champions of the Under 20 World Cup 2011

Brazil are Champions of the Under 20 World Cup 2011

Brazil beat Portugal in extra time to win the Under 20 World Cup 2011 In a very even match (and certainly not a night for the goalkeepers), Brazil overcame Portugal with a winning strike in the second half of extra time. Oscar was the hero of the night scoring all three goals for Brazil. Both teams managed to come back [...]

Hard times ahead for Spanish football?

Hard times ahead for Spanish football?

One of the things I have heard more than anything else since the transfer window has been ‘warming up’ for it’s opening on July 1st, is: “we have to get players out – before we sign any more”. Even Real Madrid and Barcelona are dependent on moving some surplus bodies out of their dressing rooms before considering major transfer market [...]

Cristhian Arango

Cristhian Arango

  Name: Cristhian Alexander Arango Paredes Nationality: Age; 20 (20/01/1991) Height; 1’70m Weight 63kg Position; right midfield/wing. Club: Sarmeinto Lora Academy Cristhian is one of the star players we have at the Sarmiento Lora academy that I represent in Cali, Colombia. In fact, Cristhian Arango was one of the players chosen to participate in theTV reality show “Cracks” organised by [...]

Champion’s League Final Saturday 20.45 CET

Champion’s League Final Saturday 20.45 CET

Wembley Stadium FC Barcelona vs. Manchester United FC What a game we have lined up for Saturday night!  Indeed, I cannot imagine anyone missing this game. Truly, it has everything and, most importantly, it will be a very finely balanced game with no clear favourite. The final this year is being played between probably the best football team in the [...]

Spanish title won, relegation battle will go to the wire!

Spanish title won, relegation battle will go to the wire!

Barcelona sealed their third consecutive league title (La Liga) last week, although, unlike Manchester United who beat Liverpool (and are now the most successful club in English football with 19 titles) Barcelona are way behind Real Madrid.  Indeed,  Barcelone still need about another 10 titles….however, the championship alternates between the big two.  To see why, have a look at my [...]

In the world of football the rich become richer while the poor, poorer.

The world’s two richest clubs, based on Deloitte’s revenue rankings, Barcelona and Real Madrid, seem to be, year in year out, unbeatable by their Spanish rivals in La Liga. There are very good reasons for their domination of domestic football, which analysts have said also gives them an edge over European rivals. But actually how dominant are they in Spain? [...]

For me, and so many; just: SEVE

For me, and so many; just: SEVE

Severiano Ballesteros, Born in Santander on 9 Abril 1957, passed away yesterday, 7 May 2011, aged 54. For once, on this football blog, I feel obliged to write about a great man who wasn’t a football player. He was a great football fan, and one of the biggest fans of Racing de Santander CF and supported that club in every [...]