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    Thanksgiving here in the States can be an odd time for those with an affinity for futbol. While a pause seems to fall on us here in the U.S., the rest of the world keeps trucking along and by God there is futbol to be played! That is certainly the case in the Segunda and no team is playing a better quality right now than Deportivo. The Gallegos are now tied with Recreativo on points at 30 after […]

Posted by Arch On Dec - 4 - 2013 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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    It should come as no surprise to see a Jose Ramon Sandoval-led team somewhere near the upper regions of the Segunda table. The man did so at Rayo and is now repeating the feat at Sporting with the Asturians sitting in the promotion spot. A lot of it has to do with Stefan Scepovic, the Serbian who joined on loan this season. Turns out that Stefan’s pops, Sladan, played a season at Merida and ol’ Stefan speaks perfect […]

Posted by Arch On Sep - 20 - 2013 Add Comments READ FULL POST

        It’s that time of year when Segunda teams have to double up on the workload as midweek Copa play comes to the forefront. For better or worse it always pits a Segunda team against another. I see the logic of not wanting the Segunda B and Tercera sides get eliminated too early, but at the same time it’s a shame that more Segunda teams don’t get a shot at a Primera side…. or is it? Maybe […]

Posted by Arch On Sep - 13 - 2013 Add Comments READ FULL POST

        Three weeks into the Segunda books and for the first time in history Alcorcon sits atop the Segunda table. Considering their off-season turmoil, it is all quite extraordinary so all kudos to them. Adding to that, in a friendly played on Wednesday against Getafe they absolutely bludgeoned their Primera rivals by a score of 6-1. Thus far on the season Alcorcon have outscored Segunda opponents 5-0. ranted, the lone away win was at nearby Real Madrid […]

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

    Well hello there. Pardon my absence on this IP address for the last few weeks, but let’s be honest here, are any Spanish futbol enthusiasts really ever ready to watch games in August? Since the LFP started this new calendar last season of starting in mid-August a la England, the season’s start sneaks up on me. But no use in talking about it, might as well start looking at our Segunda season.   After all the back and […]

Posted by Arch On Aug - 26 - 2013 Add Comments READ FULL POST

      Albert Riera is possibly the definition of a journeyman footballer. Not only has he got several clubs to his name at the age of thirty one, but he has racked up the miles, playing in five different countries in the process. The Balearic boy has enjoyed life in his homeland, as well as England, Greece, France and Turkey, where he currently resides while playing for giants Galatasaray.   The left sided player started his career at hometown […]

Posted by James On May - 28 - 2013 Add Comments READ FULL POST

      It will never happen but it should. The Hague should issue an international arrest warrant for the organizers of La Liga. These men having been subjecting thousands of innocent people to a terrible and horrific experience, not once but twice a season. Now and again they dangle hope in front of fans and then they take it away, just like that. This Saturday, Atlético de Madrid had their best possible chance to beat Real Madrid in El […]

Posted by Garreth Nunn On Apr - 29 - 2013 1 Comment READ FULL POST

        Two teams in two very different positions. Last year it was almost identical but now it is Rayo Vallecano looking at Europe while it is Osasuna who are fighting for survival. Rayo sit in 8th and that may be enough to seal a Europa League spot but are three points off Real Betis in 7th, a spot that is guaranteed a European spot. Osasuna know all about the fight for Europe. Last season they were a […]

Posted by Garreth Nunn On Apr - 26 - 2013 Add Comments READ FULL POST

      As with many of the ‘canteranos’ featured this season, Asier Illarramendi is a one club man at this stage of his career, having joined Real Sociedad as a kid and progressed through the ranks to the first team. His first taste of La Liga action arrived when he came on a substitute in Sociedad’s 2-1 loss at Villarreal in January 2011, but although he made the starting eleven twice in the weeks which followed, it was not […]

Posted by Liam On Apr - 23 - 2013 Add Comments READ FULL POST

        Mallorca v Osasuna Handicapped after midfielder Javi Marquez was given two yellow cards in the first half, Mallorca’s remaining ten men lost 3-0 away to Real Sociedad last weekend – a result that cost manager Joaquin Caparros his job. As expected, Osasuna defeated Celta Vigo in Pamplona last weekend. Armenteros scored the only goal of the game in the second half. In conclusion, I don’t oppose new managers in their first game, and as Osasuna have […]

Posted by JCLaLiga On Feb - 9 - 2013 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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