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      Well hello there! Yes, the Segunda Focus has a new home and is happy to be now living on the IP addresses. I should first thank Kevin Walker who headed up for all the support he extended to me in the last several years. I also really appreciate Elisa providing me the opportunity to bring the Segunda Focus to FF. Way back when my Segunda commentary was on the Bienvenido Al Infierno blogspot site, Elisa […]

Posted by Arch On Jun - 5 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

    Martin Devlin (twitter: @PucelaEscosia) is back with a wrap up of the Spanish Second division.  Enjoy!     Liga Adelante Week 24 Round-up Friday 10th February 2012 Celta 4 Martinez (OG) 55; Iago Aspas 68,89; Fabian Orellana 87 Recreativo 1 Pablo Sanchez 40 Celta’s prize for overcoming Recre at Balaidos was to leapfrog Valladolid into second place. They sit five points off leaders Deportivo, and are putting together a nice run of form which was underlined by this four goal performance. […]

Posted by Elisa On Feb - 16 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

  It was another weekend of intense action in the lower ranks of Spanish football, with perhaps the game of the week taking place on Friday night between Barcelona B and Almería. A meeting of numerous twists and turns, both teams fought hard for the points to aid their play-off aspirations (although of course in Barça’s case, promotion is out of the question). It took until just first half injury time for a goal to come, but there was no […]

Posted by Billy On Dec - 13 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST
Isco up against Borja Valero

    There were two standout games in the Liga Adelante over the past weekend, both concerning teams in search of promotion.  On Friday night Deportivo, took on Almería in the Riazor, a fixture that last season would’ve have taken place in La Primera, but it was the home side that took the points after a convincing display.  Beaten at fellow high flyers Elche last week, Depor saw the game swing in their favour just before half-time when they were […]

Posted by Billy On Nov - 29 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Running a Football club is extremely expensive. Most clubs in La Liga, are run at a loss. Some clubs still choose to expense their debt over future periods, rather than as they are incurred. This is extremely misleading and doesn’t show the clear financial picture of a club. In addition, La Liga continues to allow clubs to negotiate their own Television rights locally and globally. This means the big clubs get the lion’s share of the local and foreign revenues, […]

Posted by Forza Futbol On Jul - 21 - 2008 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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