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A Better Lens at Spanish Football

Hello Forzafutbolers

This week we had the pleasure of talking to Phil Ball, one of the finest writers of La Liga, the author of books like Morbo and White Storm among others and the La Liga specialist for ESPN Soccernet. We chatted about various topics. His responses were brilliant as usual. If you are a football lover, you cant miss this pod.

We also have contest in this pod. Whoever answers the question first will get a copy of the new revised edition of Morbo. Start listening right away!

Segment#1 : Around La Liga – Elisa & Ravi  : 30m

  1. Summarize the two matchdays
  2. Look at Betis’ surprise start
  3. Valencia x Barça
  4. Real Madrid’s minor blip
  5. A passionate plea from our resident Madridista Elisa to Mou and the supporters to relax and not panic

Segment#2 : Phil Ball Interview – 42 min

  1. The coaching change at Real Sociedad. Phil’s impression of Montanier.
  2. Phil’s anecdotes on Xabi Alonso’s debut
  3. Will Phil write Xabi’s biography?
  4. Phil’s reaction to controversy over his column about Barçelona after the 2-2 draw at Anoeta
  5. Bielsa’s arrival at Athletic and the relations between Athletic and La Real
  6. Update on Phil’s sons career
  7. What is new in the latest Morbo
  8. Phil promise on our podcast :-)
  9. Views on La Liga season so far – surprises, disappointments
  10. Top 3 managers in La ‘Otra’ Liga + insights on Mourinho, Garrido, Pep
  11. Best La Liga season that Phil has seen during his time in Spain.


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We thank Phil for taking time on a busy day for him.
We hope you all enjoy this podcast. Please leave a comment if you liked the pod


super submarino On October - 14 - 2011
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