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A Better Lens at Spanish Football


  The top four in England are slowly emerging before our eyes and the battle for third and fourth are heating up before our eyes. Currently the third and fourth place team in England have Spanish players who are achieving first team football and performing at a high level as well. West Ham United and Manchester United both have Spanish keepers who are playing full time for their respective teams. West Ham United have currently been enjoying a fantastic run […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Dec - 24 - 2014 2 Comments READ FULL POST

    Osasuna is fighting to avoid relegation to the Segunda Division when they go against Real Betis this Sunday. They need a win badly and a fortunate result at Valladolid, so they can stay in the Primera Division. Check out their odds below for their match against Bets. Visit FC Bodog for more La Liga odds and the latest news updates. Handicap CA Osasuna – 1-1.5 @ 1.8 Real Betis – @ 2.12 Over/under CA Osasuna – over 2.5-3 […]

Posted by Forza Futbol On May - 16 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

    For days the fate of the encounter between Dynamo Kiev and Valencia CF has been pushed to the front of the papers here in Valencia. The escalation of violence in the city has put the Valencian side in a panic, fearing for the safety of the players and club followers, who would undoubtedly follow the club to the very ends of the earth regardless of their personal welfare. The encounter was due to be played in a stadium […]

Posted by Forza Futbol On Feb - 19 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

    Juan Carlos Garrido walked out of departures and thought he was in the clear. On one side of the door there was a young man leaning against the wall. Suddenly as Garrido passed the man sprung up and started to follow the Betis Coach. ‘You only came to rob us’ and ‘Things were better before you’ are amongst some of the things that he screamed at the former Villarreal Coach. Garrido sped up and left the airport but […]

Posted by Garreth Nunn On Jan - 28 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

    Good luck to Gaby Calderón. He might just benefit from the misfortune of Juan Carlos Garrido, Betis’ sacrificial lamb. Garrido seemed destined to fail from that start, and finally departed after just five league games (and one point). He had his drawbacks, but perhaps most crucial was the simple fact that he wasn’t his predecessor. Someone had to be offered up to the Betis fans before they could move on because, like Banquo’s ghost, Pepe Mel still lingered […]

Posted by Mark Griffiths On Jan - 23 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

  It’s been a bizarre first half to the season in La Liga. After 20 rounds of action, we’re seeing the most competitive top three in 32 seasons, as Barcelona’s draw at Levante and Atletico Madrid’s stalemate against Sevilla – allowed Real Madrid to close the gap on the leading two to only a point. In the centre of the table, it’s likely to be a battle until the very end for the final Uefa Champions League spot, as only […]

Posted by Muddassir Hussain On Jan - 21 - 2014 2 Comments READ FULL POST

  Last Monday, the La Liga sides who progressed through the Europa League group stage and onto the last 32 of the competition found out their fate at the draw. All three of the Spanish sides who participated in the group stage qualified. Valencia topped group A, with 13 points and a relatively easy passage through. Sevilla where in impressive form also topping group H and remaining undefeated winning three and drawing the other three matches accumulating 12 points in […]

Posted by Jamie Currie On Dec - 20 - 2013 2 Comments READ FULL POST

    These are dark times around Sevilla. Neither club has been inspiring in La Liga and both sides have fans that are on the backs of their players. Real Betis finished higher than rivals Sevilla last season but that counts for nothing now as Los Verdiblancos are currently sitting at the foot of the table. Unai Emery was under pressure too but Sevilla finally broke their poor away run this weekend and so he lives to fight another day. […]

Posted by Garreth Nunn On Nov - 11 - 2013 Add Comments READ FULL POST

    The double header in the middle of the group stage of a European competition is always a pivotal moment. A chance to dominate an opponent and send them into a tailspin while you gather momentum for a final push to qualification, or the rocks on which your journey might come to a premature end according to how well you’ve marshaled your resources and positioned yourself, there’s no doubt the middle pair of games can prove crucial. That’s certainly […]

Posted by Mark Griffiths On Oct - 24 - 2013 Add Comments READ FULL POST

    What do Hector Cuper, Rafa Benitez, Sanchez Flores, Unai Emery have in common? A general football fan would stop at “They are all former Valencia coaches.” But most Valencia fans would relate to these individuals with a great deal of respect and admiration for the good work they have done for the club. If one digs deep they will find another commonality. They were all young ambitious coaches who had previously excelled at smaller clubs. They were hungry […]

Posted by Forza Futbol On Oct - 10 - 2013 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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