Tag: La Liga

Of Captaincy and Football
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Of Captaincy and Football

In a game of cricket, when the ball goes past the fence; the camera begins focusing on the expressions of the skipper, which clearly register worry and agitation. As soon as the game draws to a close, the presentation ceremony always consists of a chat involving the skipper of both the sides, well before the...

The Curious Case of James Rodriguez
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The Curious Case of James Rodriguez

For one last time in UEFA Champions league, the stoppage time began as fans rose to their knees, some clutching to their loved ones while many to the Real Madrid crest. Burying their face into those cold hands with just the eyes perking up and rolling to witness what was needed – a free kick...

The Never Ending Woes of Real Madrid
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The Never Ending Woes of Real Madrid

What started against dark horses Villarreal for Real Madrid continued against the likes of Las Palmas and Borussia Dortmund, notwithstanding the curse-of-yellows. And though the whites stained of yellow, it never occurred the minnows, Eibar, too would take their chance to dab the crest leaving blood stains. After clinching the famously acclaimed la undecima followed...

Legends of Football: Raul – El Ferrari
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Legends of Football: Raul – El Ferrari

In the late 90’s and early 2000’s there were 5 players whose name created a huge and a lasting impact on football lovers. Arsenal fans had found a genius Henry who was tanking in goals and some brilliant ones for fun. Manchester United fans were bragging about a certain Ruud who was scoring at his...

Analyzing the feasibility of Sergio Ramos’s Man Utd move
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Analyzing the feasibility of Sergio Ramos’s Man Utd move

Sergio Ramos, probably the most well-known Spanish center back of our time, has been linked with a sensational move to Man United. The latest reports from El Pais in Spain suggest that Sergio Ramos wants to leave, Manchester United want to bring Sergio Ramos to Old Trafford and Real Madrid would quite like to sell. Journalist Diego Torres...

What does the future hold for Fernando Torres?
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What does the future hold for Fernando Torres?

Fernando Torres, or El Nino as he is often referred to by friends and family alike has seen both ends of stardom closely. The glittery end where he was worshipped madly by fan boys who hailed him as their club’s answer to the likes of Messi and Ronaldo, capturing his moments of brilliance in the...

Is David De Gea a necessity for Real Madrid now?
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Is David De Gea a necessity for Real Madrid now?

It was a cold Thursday night at the Estadio Municipal Reino de León, where Spain were playing the last friendly of the season against Costa Rica. The significance of the occasion: Real Madrid’s three goalkeepers met each other — Of course the David De Gea transfer saga keeps going on and on, but essentially it...

Will Pep Guardiola prosper with other teams?
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Will Pep Guardiola prosper with other teams?

Year after year, football never seems to be the thing it was 5 years ago, that’s the feeling we get every time we have a look at the number of different systems that are prevalent in the world right now. Season after season, new managers come in with different approaches to the game, thereby enriching...

Analysis: Why Carlo Ancelotti went trophy less?
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Analysis: Why Carlo Ancelotti went trophy less?

No manager would’ve headed to last Christmas and New Year breaks as happy as Real Madrid’s manager Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian in his first season at Spanish Club, won the Copa Del Rey and coveted Champions League trophy (after 12 years) and also won the UEFA Super Cup in the August and ended the year...

Case Study: Will La Liga get suspended this May?
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Case Study: Will La Liga get suspended this May?

According to the latest reports emerged from Spain, RFEF Real Federación Española de Fútbol (Royal Spanish Football Federation) suspends La Liga and Copa Del Rey finals matches with effect from May 16th due to disagreement over the newly approved TV rights deal. With only 3 matchdays remaining and races for Europa League and avoiding relegations...