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  We all like to think we despise injustice, but realistically only a select few will go out of their way to face up to it. Those that do, and persevere, will undoubtedly encounter all manner of obstacles in bringing the truth out into the open. The fight to reveal the ‘other side of the story’ can be that much harder if one has to endure a continuing barrage of misinformation from perceived “credible” sources, intent on keeping the general […]

Posted by Forza Futbol On Sep - 15 - 2013 3 Comments READ FULL POST

I had the pleasure to welcome Dermot Corrigan (twitter @DermotMCorrigan) to Forza Futbol podcast and had a great chat with him about the latest news in La Liga. We covered the following topics 1. Transfer madness – Gareth Bale, Real Madrid, Özil, FC Barcelona, Neymar 2. Transfers and moves of the “Otra Liga” 3. La Liga season so far 4. Spanish NT And a lot of other related topics Download this episode (right click and save) Forza podcast on iTunes […]

Posted by super submarino On Sep - 4 - 2013 Add Comments READ FULL POST

We discussed the Champions League aftermath in Madrid and Barça, the big topic of Mou and a lot more.   Download this episode (right click and save)

Posted by super submarino On May - 10 - 2013 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Download this episode (click and save) Elisa and Ravi discuss the big comeback of Barça and Málaga and the opponents of the Spanish teams in the Champions League. A lot of discussion on the race for 4th and relegation battles.

Posted by super submarino On Mar - 26 - 2013 Add Comments READ FULL POST

      With their place in the summer’s European Championships long secured and opponents for the tournament already known, Spain’s Under-21 side can finally start preparing to defend the title they won back in 2011, starting with two friendlies this week against Norway and Russia in Madrid this week.   Unbeaten since March 2011, Julen Lopetegui’s side coasted through their qualification group and will be strong favourites in Israel, but as we have seen at the highest level, will […]

Posted by Billy On Mar - 21 - 2013 Add Comments READ FULL POST

        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

Javier is back after few weeks of absence in the pod. Elisa, Javier and Ravi discussed the aftermath of the Champions League and Europa League match days as well as look at the La Liga games of the weekend. The Galician derby is back! Download this episode (right click and save) Agenda 1. Champions League recap - Barça, Valencia, Málaga, Real Madrid 2. Europa League recap – Athletic, Levante, Atlético Madrid 3. Preview of the upcoming weekend! – Galician derby, Mallorca […]

Posted by super submarino On Oct - 26 - 2012 2 Comments READ FULL POST
La Liga pub talk

Elisa and Ravi discussed the aftermath of the WC 2014 qualifiers and the aftermath, especially for Real Madrid and other key topics of the league. Download this episode (right click and save) Subscribe to our iTunes feed Agenda 1. Impact International break injuries – Madrid is worst affected – no fullbacks – who are the likely candidates 2. Pellegrino at Valencia and the need to make CL to sustain financially. 3. Rumors of Llorente, Soldado, Adrian, Villa leaving to the PL […]

Posted by super submarino On Oct - 20 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

      The Olympics drew to a close last night in London, with Spain taking home 17 medals, one less than four years ago in Beijing, from a highly entertaining fortnight of sport. However, they were without one that many expected they wouldn’t even have to turn up for, one that in all truth they didn’t get anywhere near.   As current World and double European champions in International football, Luis Milla’s Spain team were widely expected to add […]

Posted by Billy On Aug - 13 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

      At Under-19, Under-21 and full international level, it’s Spain who currently hold all of the top honours, and their Olympic team can further prolong their domination of world football in the next few weeks by taking Gold at the Men’s tournament in Great Britain.   In the last month, Vicente Del Bosque and Julen Lopetegui have successfully defended European titles in their respective category, and Luis Milla will be looking to follow on from his U21 success […]

Posted by Billy On Jul - 22 - 2012 3 Comments READ FULL POST
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