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We dedicated the entire podcast to looking back at the Champions League and Europa League games of this week and looking ahead to the games of the next week. Lots of discussion around Real Madrid, Atlético’s apparent suicidal play at the end and much more.   Download this episode (click and save) iTunes  

Posted by super submarino On Feb - 16 - 2013 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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      One thing that sets Spain apart at youth level is that they are always one step ahead of everyone else. For their current Under-21 generation, the European Championships don’t get underway for another four months, but they are already putting plans into action for after the tournament. On Tuesday they take on Belgium, now recognised as one of the more prominent developers of young players on the international stage, with only players eligible for the 2015 version […]

Posted by Billy On Feb - 5 - 2013 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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Elisa and Ravi discuss the CdR QFs and other La Liga news! Clasico time is upon us!   Download this episode (right click and save)

Posted by super submarino On Jan - 28 - 2013 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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            Fighting for the top Viktoria Plzeň and Atlético de Madrid fight head to head for the final leadership of their group with both sides qualified for the last 32 tie. Both teams come to the match with a chance to lead the group, based on this result.  Atlético beat Viktoria on match day 2 and has the advantage of being able to claim the top spot with a draw. As usual Los Colchoneros will […]

Posted by Ricardo Menendez On Dec - 5 - 2012 1 Comment READ FULL POST
La Liga pub talk

Elisa and Ravi discuss the Madrid derby and the other upcoming games from the Jornada 14. Also summarized the performance of La Liga teams in the  UCL and UEL, Copa del Rey upsets and much more.   Download this episode (right click and save)

Posted by super submarino On Dec - 1 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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        With Real’s title defence all but over, it could be down to Madrid’s supposed second team Atletico, to challenge Barcelona for the Primera division title, but are they good enough to win the competition for the first time since 1996?  With their best ever start to a La Liga campaign, seeing them win 11 of their 13 games so far, Atletico lie in second place,and only three points off Barcelona in first.  Last season inconsistency meant […]

Posted by Forza Futbol On Nov - 26 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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      No Falcao, no fun?   Falcao, Arda, Godín, Filipe, Gabi, Juanfran and Joel have been excluded from the player list for the second to last match of the Europa League group stage. The opponent still allows for resting most of the arsenal on the rojiblanco squad,  yet supporters start to feel uneasy about the fact that rumors of a December sale of Falcao coincide with not playing him in Europe.  Is this another Mendes trick or are […]

Posted by Ricardo Menendez On Nov - 22 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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        After sealing their place in next summer’s European Championships with a comprehensive thrashing of Denmark last month, Spain’s U21 side now begin their preparation for the tournament with a friendly against another of the 8 teams who qualified, Italy, in Siena.   Manager Julen Lopetegui, appointed in August following the departure of Luis Milla, has named a strong squad of twenty, with just two new faces included. One will be of particular interest to our English […]

Posted by Billy On Nov - 12 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST
La Liga pub talk

Elisa and Ravi discuss the latest in the La Liga in the after math of the crucial 4th matchday of Champions League and Europa League   Agenda 1. UCL & UEL recap – Barça & Madrid surprised! Málaga continue their amazing run and Valencia poised to advance to the round of 16 2. Europa League – Athletic looks out of it, may be not a bad thing fr them. 3. La Liga Preview   Download this episode (right click and […]

Posted by super submarino On Nov - 10 - 2012 3 Comments READ FULL POST
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        Field trip to maintain the streak   Fifteen days ago we last wrote about Académica, dubbed the Students, or rather the bad students in class. so far trying to make up for their bad grades…well the lads failed to pass their Calderón exam and were easily outplayed by los rojiblancos. Atlético are just a draw shy of sweeping past the group stage as they breeze into the last 32. Simeone has rested 4-6 starters per match […]

Posted by Ricardo Menendez On Nov - 7 - 2012 3 Comments READ FULL POST
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