1. Will Barça Coach Josep Guardiola Live Up to Expectations Next Season?

    Rookie coach Josep Guardiola led Barcelona to an unprecedented domestic and European success last season. This has generated a lot of hype amongst Barça followers as they expect the team ...

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  2. Player v. Player: Sergio Ramos v. Álvaro Arbeloa

    Last season, the fullbacks, particularly left back, let down the team's defense. That does not mean that right back position was much good either...

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  3. Keeping a Leg Up: A Striking Look at How Big Soccer Clubs Rise and Thrive

    If a critical look is taken at European soccer leagues, notably the bigger ones, then a handful of clubs can be seen retaining a fierce stranglehold on the domestic and European competitions...

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  4. Player v. Player: Pepe v. Raúl Albiol

    If there was one area where Real Madrid were worst last season and which cost them heavily in the La Liga title chase and Champions League defeats, then it is definitely defense...

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  5. How Long Will Bundesliga Lag Behind Top Three European Soccer Leagues?

    It is somewhat perplexing thinking as to why Bundesliga, first division soccer league of Germany (the richest country in all of Europe), is not very prominent when it comes to worldwide viewership and fan-base...

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  6. Formational Formula Far From Being Final at Real Madrid

    As preseason moves on, there is uncertainty surrounding which formation will be used next season by Manuel Pellegrini...

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  7. Player v. Player: Ricardo Kaka v. Wesley Sneijder

    Comparatively Kaka is definitely a better player, but then Sneijder is also not that far behind in talent. Though Kaka’s place in the first team is assured, there is some speculation as to in which position he would play...

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  8. Player v. Player: Esteban Granero v. Xabi Alonso

    The transfer saga of Xabi Alonso takes many twists and turns, and there is no sign of it ending as of now. This raises questions that if Alonso does not arrive then who will do the job of playmaker, or to be more specific, deep-lying playmaker...

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  9. Should Real Madrid Have Given Arsenal Huntelaar to Get Clichy?

    Following the signing of fullback Alvaro Arbeloa by Real Madrid for $5.7 million, primarily a right back but set to play as left back, their summer spending is now only going to bring another player (Xabi Alonso?) in central midfield defense...

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  10. The David Silva Chase by Liverpool

    As dust settles around failed transfer of David Villa, now another Valencia star, David Silva, is reportedly being targeted by Liverpool just in case Xabi Alonso leaves for Real Madrid...

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  11. Player v. Player: Ronaldo v. Robben

    At first sight one wonders if Cristiano Ronaldo could be compared with Arjen Robben in terms of talent and winger position being opposite side of the field. However, it is very much relevant both individually and collectively as part of the team...

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  12. Player v. Player: Karim Benzema v. Gonzalo Higuain

    If any position promises to be most fought for in coming season at Real Madrid, then it is going to be of a striker.Much is dependent on which formation is going to be used by Manuel Pellegrini...

    Khalid Khan Written by Khalid Khan about 5 years ago 1,412 reads 22 comments

  13. Player v. Player: Ruud v. Raúl

    As Real Madrid go through their preseason, and with the transfer window still open, there is a heated and often controversial debate among followers and fans alike as to which players, notably strikers (in the context of this article), should be offloaded

    Khalid Khan Written by Khalid Khan about 5 years ago 492 reads 21 comments

  14. Samuel Eto'o vs. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Last week Spanish and Italian media reported of a deal worth €40 million between Inter Milan and Barcelona for services of Ibrahimovic with Samuel Eto’o and Aleksandr Hleb going to other way...

    Khalid Khan Written by Khalid Khan about 5 years ago 1,924 reads 14 comments

  15. Daniel Opare: A Right Back Canterano to Hold Onto

    Since joining the club in the beginning of 2008 for an estimated fee of €1.5 million, 18-year-old wonder-kid Daniel Opare has been struggling with injuries and has only played for Castilla, a junior team of Real Madrid...

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  16. Santi Cazorla: Villarreal Winger Now Wanted by Real Madrid

    After Bayern Munich rejected the advances of Real Madrid for its star winger Franck Ribéry, things were giving the impression of being relatively quiet at the Santiago Bernabeu about other target wingers...

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  17. One Defensive Midfielder Needed To Reinforce Real Madrid

    Real Madrid has been looking for a defensive midfielder ever since the season ended. But because of the unwillingness of the other clubs to sell, and maybe due to big signings taking up all the attention and cash, this has lagged behind somewhat...

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  18. One Left Back Needed to Reinforce Real Madrid Defense

    Real Madrid has moved to take a backseat in the transfer market, for now, with two more players to come—in all probability a defensive midfielder and a left-back...

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  19. Valencia Is Going To Bounce Back

    It was not long ago that Valencia were reportedly on the verge of bankruptcy. Severe financial problems forced the construction of its ultra-modern and high-seating-capacity Nou Mestalla ...

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  20. Real Madrid's Offensive Options: Was Karim Benzema Really Essential?

    As a €35m deal for Karim Benzema is done, the question that bothers many a mind is that was it really that necessary when the club already have a whole host of strikers with young talents ...

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  21. Why Diego Maradona is Not the Man for Argentina

    At the moment two-time world champions Argentina are perched perilously at fourth place above Ecuador in FIFA group standings for World Cup 2010 qualifiers...

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  22. Rubén De La Red Might Never Play for Spain And Real Madrid Again

    Reports are coming out that Spanish international Rubén de la Red will still be with the capital club next year but will not be playing any games...

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  23. Should Samuel Eto'o Go to Manchester City?

    The Cameroonian striker’s future looks to become another soap opera amid a latest “stratospheric offer” of €30m from Manchester City and the lure of a fat paycheck...

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  24. Real Madrid Spend or Squander Its Dineros

    Soon after the last season closed and Florentino Pérez took charge of the club presidency, there have been consistently ample rumors that many players especially the Dutch will be offloaded en masse in this transfer window...

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  25. Pakistan T20 World Cup Euphoria: Now Plan for ODI's World Cup 2011

    An unlikely winner Pakistan may be of the T20 World Cup, but the team elevated its performance just at the moment when it was staring at the exit door in the Super Eights. It is time to rejoice but underneath the surface all is not as it should be...

    Khalid Khan Written by Khalid Khan about 5 years ago 279 reads 6 comments