Gameweek 7 in review

We'll be taking a look at our first truly big game in La Liga as Real Madrid hosted city rivals Atlético at the Santiago Bernabéu on Saturday. Real Madrid 0-0 Atlético Madrid Before kick off the Real Madrid fans got to see Varane, Marcelo, Courtois, Ramos and Modrić display their trophies from the recent FIFA The Best Awards after … Continue reading Gameweek 7 in review

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Gameweeks 5 & 6 in review

As summer turns into autumn and temperatures start to fall across the Iberian peninsula we had our first round of midweek fixtures in La Liga. In this review we'll be taking in the fixtures from the weekend as well as Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday but rather than focus on three key matches we'll focus on … Continue reading Gameweeks 5 & 6 in review

La Pausa: What happened to the Hércules team who beat Barcelona at the Camp Nou?

The 11th September is celebrated across Catalonia as a national holiday to commemorate the fall of Barcelona during the War of Spanish Succession and the subsequent removal of regional autonomy with the abolition of the Catalan constitution. The holiday is an excuse to express Catalan identity, with the streets lined with senyeres and estelades and … Continue reading La Pausa: What happened to the Hércules team who beat Barcelona at the Camp Nou?

Luis Enrique’s First National Team Selection

The Spanish national team will be looking to put their disappointing World Cup behind them as Luis Enrique takes charge of his first matches as national team manager. Games against World Cup semi finalists England and Croatia will provide a tough test for Enrique's team, who will have to cope without the experience of Gerard Piqué, Andrés … Continue reading Luis Enrique’s First National Team Selection

The View from Empordà: Girona and La Liga in the USA

Girona FC were founded 88 years ago and for 87 of those years bounced between the 2nd division (now known as Liga 123) and the regionalised Catalan 5th tier of Spanish football. Being a Girona fan has been an unrewarding task for most of their history, especially considering the fact that most people in the … Continue reading The View from Empordà: Girona and La Liga in the USA