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 [...]

Barsa or Real Madrid? Cristiano  or Messi? Xabi or Xavi?

Barsa or Real Madrid? Cristiano or Messi? Xabi or Xavi?

Football in essence is about winning, whether or not you play beautiful football or not, it is entirely secondary, victory is the only thing that really matters. Indeed, if Pep Guardiola played his flowing possession football, so beautiful to the eye, but had lost a dozen games this season, without doubt he would have already been sacked. As simple as [...]

WAGS, scandal and footballers in love

WAGS, scandal and footballers in love

I had coffee with Nick Snelling yesterday.  Apart from being a good friend, Nick Snelling is a writer and journalist and the SEO professional responsible for my blog and editor of the same. Nick tends to look at numbers more than I do, and he often suggests I drop a few names in the blog that are “search friendly” on [...]

GASPACHO MANCHEGO, BENITO FLORO AND REAL MADRID V VALENCIA

Gaspacho Manchego, Benito Floro and Real Madrid v Valencia On Friday, I was wondering whether to go to a live football game or two over the weekend, or just take in the non-stop action on the goggle-box.  As it turned out, Saturday was to be nothing if not a surprising day and one that ended up with me watching Real Madid [...]

RUMOURS AND QUOTES: VINCENTE DEL BOSQUE AND CRISTIANO RONALDO!

RUMOURS AND QUOTES: VINCENTE DEL BOSQUE AND CRISTIANO RONALDO!

Vicente del Bosque, Spanish national coach, says “it wouldn’t be easy for Cristiano Ronaldo to get in the Spanish side’s first eleven!” Now it is along time since I heard something so stupid! We are talking here about the best player in the world with the possible exception of Leo Messi, depending upon your taste. Any logical football person who [...]

GAME OF THE WEEK – REAL MADRID v ATLETICO MADRID

The Madrid Derby: Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid  (Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid) Sunday 7th November 21.00 CET, 20.00 BST Now, there is a enthralling local Derby in Madrid this weekend. However, to be honest, I can only see one result! Real Madrid are flying at the moment and playing great football, doing all the right things at the right times [...]

HERO(S) OF THE WEEK – CRISTIANO RONALDO AND LEONEL MESSI!

It would be unfair to name either one of the two outstanding stars of La Liga without the other. So, undoubtedly, the title of hero of the week must go to BOTH Leonel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Leonel Messi led their teams to victories, scoring 2 goals each and leading by example- Both are top goal-scorers [...]