TENERIFE X LAS PALMAS: THE BATTLE FROM THE CANARY ISLANDS

Spain is home to many passionate and intense footballing rivalries, reaching various parts of the country. Emotions run high in the Basque Country whenever Athletic Club and Real Sociedad meet. Battles between Sevilla and Real Betis create unforgettable atmospheres. In the capital, a victory for Atlético Madrid over Real Madrid can be of the highest importance for both bragging rights and title races. But one of … Continue reading TENERIFE X LAS PALMAS: THE BATTLE FROM THE CANARY ISLANDS

MADRID CONNECTIONS: THE UNIQUE RELATIONSHIPS OF A COMMUNITY

Spain’s various autonomous communities give the country a unique collection of culture, language and arts. This special variety of life can certainly apply to football as well. Madrid has always featured prominently in LaLiga, but never has it been represented quite so much in the top flight like the current campaign. The 2018-19 season features five Madrid clubs, accounting for a significant portion of the … Continue reading MADRID CONNECTIONS: THE UNIQUE RELATIONSHIPS OF A COMMUNITY

BREAKING GROUND: UNAI EMERY’S JOURNEY FROM SPAIN TO ARSENAL

It was never going to be easy for anyone to follow Arsène Wenger as Arsenal manager, much in the same way as it has been a difficult task at Manchester United after Sir Alex Ferguson stepped away in 2013. In order to succeed at the Emirates, the Gunners wanted an individual that is completely dedicated to their craft and confident in their abilities to lead … Continue reading BREAKING GROUND: UNAI EMERY’S JOURNEY FROM SPAIN TO ARSENAL

BREAKING GROUND: PEP GUARDIOLA’S BARCELONA EDUCATION THAT CHANGED MODERN FOOTBALL

Basking in the warm glow of the May sunshine, Josep Guardiola Sala was on top of the English game. Gabriel Jesus’s last minute lobbed goal against Southampton had helped Manchester City secure a 100-point season, a feat not achieved in the modern Premier League era. This completed a domestic double for the blue side of Manchester and this was rightly followed by adulation from all … Continue reading BREAKING GROUND: PEP GUARDIOLA’S BARCELONA EDUCATION THAT CHANGED MODERN FOOTBALL

THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR, GENERAL FRANCO AND ATHLETIC AVIACION DE MADRID

Atlético Madrid are set for another run at a LaLiga title in 2018-19, especially after adding quality players like Thomas Lemar to a talented front-line and capturing the UEFA Super Cup. The club dates back to 1903, when they were founded as Athletic Club de Madrid. But like much of Spain in the 1930s and 1940s, the country’s civil war would change life in a … Continue reading THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR, GENERAL FRANCO AND ATHLETIC AVIACION DE MADRID