1. FC Barcelona: The Disappointment at Having Not Seen the Best of Cesc Fabregas

    It took Cesc Fabregas only two games to win his first two trophies with Barcelona; a sense of pride, relief and belonging. Since then, the disappointments have overwhelmed the positives...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about over 1 year ago 13,902 reads 33 comments

  2. La Liga: Why Philippe Montanier Has Been Thoroughly Underrated This Season

    Patience has been the key for Philippe Montanier and his Real Sociedad side. Seemingly down and out on a number of occasions last year, Sociedad have become one of the real wonders of this La Liga campaign...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about over 1 year ago 1,558 reads 7 comments

  3. Barcelona: What Can Be Learned from Real Madrid's Champions League Match

    Barcelona were given a week off from European duty and were able to take in the Champions League outings of both Valencia and Real Madrid ...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about over 1 year ago 3,836 reads 3 comments

  4. La Liga: Highlighting the Key Matches to Watch This Weekend

    Another one of those annoying blips on the football calendar, otherwise known as an international break, has passed and La Liga is fortunately back in business this weekend...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about over 1 year ago 1,050 reads 3 comments

  5. Atletico Madrid's Koke: A Future Star for Both Club and Country

    You’ ve got to admire the immense talent pool of young Spanish midfielders currently in La Liga. And while those abroad continue to be mesmerised by the artistry of Malaga ...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about over 1 year ago 2,102 reads 2 comments

  6. La Liga Transfers: YouTube Highlights of the Top La Liga Signings of January

    The January transfer window has come and gone without much spending in Spain. It’s not totally unsurprising considering the financial state of the country and football, while ...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about over 1 year ago 2,821 reads 5 comments

  7. Real Madrid: Rating the Real Madrid Players in Win over Getafe

    It would be great to talk about Real Madrid as being back in business with the juices flowing. But that isn ’t really the case following their deceptively big 4-0 win over Getafe on Sunday...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about over 1 year ago 2,553 reads 14 comments

  8. Real Madrid: Rating the Madrid Players in La Liga Win over Valencia

    It's worth prefacing any of this with the point that Real Madrid 's win over Valencia on Sunday night was Jose Mourinho 's team at its most spectacular...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about over 1 year ago 171 reads 18 comments

  9. Real Madrid: Will Drama with Iker Casillas Hurt Real in the Champions League?

    Real Madrid appear to be focusing all their energy—whatever of it they have left—on the cup competitions and specifically the Champions League...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about over 1 year ago 4,347 reads 11 comments

  10. Osasuna vs. Real Madrid: Madrid Drop Points Again, and Other Talking Points

    The fight has been fought and the day is lost. For Real Madrid now, there is no tomorrow in the La Liga title race...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about over 1 year ago 1,395 reads 3 comments

  11. Real Madrid: Why Real Can Shock Everyone and Win the Champions League

    Real Madrid have never seemed further from their much-desired 10th Champions League title. However, is it really appropriate to say that capturing La Decima this season is beyond ...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about over 1 year ago 5,736 reads 18 comments

  12. Real Madrid: Rating the Madrid Players Against Real Sociedad in La Liga Win

    Jose Mourinho once again rolled the dice against goalkeeper Iker Casillas , and once again the outcome was not to the Real Madrid manager's liking...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about over 1 year ago 2,358 reads 6 comments

  13. Real Madrid Transfer Rumours: 3 Transfers That Will Not Happen

    With the January transfer window in full flow, Real Madrid may take this time to address a number of areas in the squad and get their season back on track...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about over 1 year ago 12,519 reads 8 comments

  14. Real Madrid: Why Mesut Özil Needs More Touches for Los Blancos

    Real Madrid are reeling following their most recent La Liga loss to Malaga , and it may not get much worse than this...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about over 1 year ago 6,348 reads 13 comments

  15. La Liga Midseason Report Card: A Look at the Events in Spain so Far

    It's the halfway point in the season and La Liga is done and dusted. At least that's the way it looks from the outside. The title race may seem over between the battle of the titans, but it's been a long time since La Liga has been this exciting...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about over 1 year ago 1,627 reads 2 comments

  16. Real Madrid: Where Do the Club Need to Upgrade During the Transfer Window?

    It would be extremely strange if Real Madrid moved with any note during the January transfer window. It would be even more strange if the club could not find internal solutions to their problems on the field...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about almost 2 years ago 2,023 reads 17 comments

  17. Real Madrid: Why Gareth Bale Will Not Sign for Los Blancos

    Why is Gareth Bale linked with Real Madrid ? That's the first question. He's doing well for Tottenham, but is he doing Champions-League-finalist well for Tottenham? Will he single-handedly ...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about almost 2 years ago 4,006 reads 7 comments

  18. Jose Mourinho: Why the Real Madrid Manager Will Stay or Leave

    With questions continuing to mount over Jose Mourinho 's future beyond the season, it's worth looking at the reasons Real Madrid may opt to keep faith with their manager or part ways...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about almost 2 years ago 3,886 reads 15 comments

  19. Cristiano Ronaldo's Most 'Charitable' Opponents in La Liga

    There are no easy games for Real Madrid or Cristiano Ronaldo in La Liga, but such is the Portuguese's talent, he can at times make football a glorious art form without breaking a sweat...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about almost 2 years ago 3,854 reads 5 comments

  20. Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid: A Win to Revive Real's Title Charge?

    Real Madrid picked up an important league win in a largely ugly Madrid derby against Atletico on Saturday night...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about almost 2 years ago 3,110 reads 12 comments

  21. Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid: Atletico Have a Great Chance for an Upset

    Saturday marks the first high-profile Madrid derby of the league season, and Atletico Madrid will be supremely confident of upsetting Real Madrid and their charge on this season's La Liga title...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about almost 2 years ago 3,250 reads 10 comments

  22. Scoring the Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi Battle in Previous Clasicos

    The first Clasico meeting of the league season approaches. But aside from unlikely subplots and an even more surprising points differential between Barcelona and Real Madrid , how ...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about almost 2 years ago 9,470 reads 41 comments

  23. Ajax vs. Real Madrid: 5 Things We Learned from the Champions League Match

    Real Madrid were once again threatened by a significantly weaker side, but a Cristiano Ronaldo hat trick—his second in four days—grabbed three important points away to Ajax in the Champions League...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about almost 2 years ago 9,646 reads 22 comments

  24. La Liga Game-by-Game Review

    This weekend's round of La Liga fixtures should be defined by Barcelona's late, late comeback at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan against Sevilla ...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about almost 2 years ago 700 reads 0 comments

  25. Real Madrid vs. Deportivo: 6 Things We Learned

    Real Madrid are up to sixth in La Liga following their 5-1 win at home to Deportivo . It's three important points for Jose Mourinho 's team, but the gap between them and Barcelona remains eight points...

    Thomas Hallett Written by Thomas Hallett about almost 2 years ago 5,950 reads 10 comments