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LaLiga Thoughts, Matchday 8: Valencia do it again, Atleti-Barça, BakamBOOM

Espanyol 0-0 Levante. The visitors had to scramble quite a bit to keep their clean sheet in one of the weekend’s two goalless games. Just the way I like it. Athletic Club 1-0 Sevilla. An ugly goal secured a huge … Continue reading

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LaLiga Thoughts, Matchday 7: Closed doors at Camp Nou, Valencia on fire, Villarreal recover

Happy international break!!!1! The table: Results:  Celta Vigo 3-3 Girona. Celta striker Maxi Gomez has been awesome since his arrival from Uruguay’s Defensor this summer, but his side have won just one of the four games he’s scored in. Big point … Continue reading

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LaLiga Thoughts, Matchday 6: Four-goal games galore

The table:  Results: Atlético Madrid 2-0 Sevilla. Atlético have kept three clean sheets in the last four and have held an opponent to zero shots on target twice in that span. I tipped Yannick Carrasco to notch 15 league goals this … Continue reading

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Mourinho’s Toughest Test

As Graziano Pellé struck for Southampton in the 72nd minute to put the Saints ahead 3-1 at Stamford Bridge the Sky Sports commentator remarked, “This is turning from a blip into a full blown crisis for Chelsea.” Southampton would win … Continue reading

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The Time Is Now Or Never For Isco

Often seen as part of La Roja’s midfield for the foreseeable future, Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez – also known as Isco – faces a crucial season ahead of him at Real Madrid.  It is his third season at the Spanish giants … Continue reading

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Atlético Madrid 1-2 Barcelona: “C’est la Vie,” Said the Champions

“I find that most people know what a story is until they sit down to write one.” A team not often praised for its work when backed into a corner sure did well when it was backed into a corner Saturday. … Continue reading

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Will Florentino Perez Ever Learn?

Things have been pretty eventful for La Liga’s top two. Last Sunday marked Xavi’s final, melancholy goodbye to Barcelona, and yesterday, Real Madrid fans (ranging from new to old) said goodbye – in rather frustrating fashion – to Carlo Ancelotti. … Continue reading

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