Category Archives: Spain

The Goings-on in Spanish Football

Diego Simeone: Atletico Madrid’s hero, who no matter what, will always be respected

When a hero returns to the scene of former glories, it can often be questioned whether or not it’s a smart move. You see, the hero is remembered for any number of reasons to any number of people. But all … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Spain | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

David Silva – Manchester’s Most Majestic

“For David Silva it is easy to play football. Everything is easy for him” – Roberto Mancini. “The best signing we’ve made” – Carlos Tevez. On reflection, in the 86th minute when Sky Sports commentator Alan Smith awarded the Man … Continue reading

Posted in England, Europe, Personal, Premier League, Spain | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Manchester City unveil £100m academy plan with hope of replicating Barcelona’s homegrown success

How it is hoped the new Etihad Campus will look Manchester City have unveiled their plans to build a new multi-million pound football academy adjacent to the Etihad Stadium, which they hope will be the envy of every club in … Continue reading

Posted in England, Europe, Premier League, Spain | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fabregas move to Barcelona finally complete

Finally, finally, finally. After what has seemed like the longest-running saga since the 100 Years War, Arsenal have finally agreed to the sale of Cesc Fabregas, the Spanish international midfielder and club captain, to his boyhood club, the reigning European … Continue reading

Posted in Premier League, Spain, Transfers | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sergio Aguero seals City deal

Sergio Aguero, the highly-rated Argentina and Atletico Madrid striker, will be presented as a Manchester City player within the next 24 hours and could make his debut for his new club in the Dublin Super Cup this weekend. Aguero, 23, … Continue reading

Posted in Premier League, Spain, Transfers | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Santi Cazorla joins Malaga in club-record deal

Villarreal and Spain international midfielder Santi Cazorla, a rumoured transfer target for Arsenal this summer, is moving to Malaga in a club-record €22m deal. 25-year-old Cazorla, part of the Spain squad that won the 2010 World Cup, will link up … Continue reading

Posted in Spain, Transfers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mario Balotelli follows Vincent Kompany’s lead in saying Carlos Tevez leaving won’t affect Manchester City

Mario Balotelli, Manchester City’s mercurial forward, has followed the lead of Belgian international defender Vincent Kompany, by saying that the FA Cup holders will thrive this season whether or not Carlos Tevez remains. Club-captain Tevez future remains very much up-in-the-air … Continue reading

Posted in England, Premier League, Spain, Transfers | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Five club battle for Neymar

Brazilian wonderkid Neymar’s move from Santos to Europe looks more likely to come to fruition during the current transfer window, as five European clubs have met the £40.3m release clause set in the quicksilver forward’s contract. The five clubs include … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, International, Premier League, Spain, Transfers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Arsenal prepared to sell Cesc Fabregas

Arsenal are prepared to sell Cesc Fabregas, the club captain, to Barcelona this summer – provided that the two clubs can agree on a suitable price for the Spain international midfielder. The Gunners have already rejected one offer this summer … Continue reading

Posted in England, Premier League, Spain, Transfers | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Barcelona “the best team I have ever faced” – Ferguson

After seeing his Premier League champions humbled by an outstanding Barcelona side in the Champions League final at Wembley last night – Pep Guardiola’s side emerging victorious with a 3-1 win after a performance allying touch, precision and no shortage … Continue reading

Posted in Champions League, England, Europe, Premier League, Spain | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment