1. Ranking Real Madrid's Top 5 January Transfer Window Signings of Past 10 Years

    It's January, and another transfer window is here. For Real Madrid , it's expected to be a busy time. Indeed, following the news of the transfer ban that FIFA has handed to the ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 25 days ago 12,019 reads 10 comments

  2. How Real Madrid's Transfer Ban Complicates Cristiano Ronaldo's Future

    Externally, they'd laughed. But internally, they hadn't. Not at all. Instead, there'd been a slight feeling of trepidation that it could happen to them too. And it has...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 27 days ago 24,978 reads 39 comments

  3. Pep Guardiola's Premier League Arrival Will Cause Change Far Beyond His New Club

    Speculation had followed him for years, but now it was ramping up even further. "I have said time and time again that we will say something after our final game in Hannover," said ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 27 days ago 23,243 reads 50 comments

  4. Scouting Real Madrid Transfer Target Ante Coric

    Real Madrid are considering a move for young Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Ante Coric in the current January transfer window, according to Javier Silles of AS ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 29 days ago 4,555 reads 13 comments

  5. Areas Where Real Madrid Have Regressed from Last Season

    The mood had been icy, and tension had been rife. And then Saturday happened. In mauling Deportivo La Coruna with style and swagger in Zinedine Zidane's first game in charge, ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 30 days ago 5,715 reads 27 comments

  6. Why a January Loan Move Is the Best Option for Real Madrid's Denis Cheryshev

    Denis Cheryshev's future at Real Madrid has been speculated over ever since the Russian winger returned to the club last summer following an impressive loan spell at Villarreal...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 2,341 reads 4 comments

  7. Zinedine Zidane's Winds of Change Blow Strong as Real Madrid Thrash Deportivo

    The belief had been that Gareth Bale wasn't too pleased by the sacking of Rafa Benitez. If that's true, it didn't show...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 9,656 reads 46 comments

  8. Real Madrid vs. Deportivo: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Live Stream, TV Info

    Zinedine Zidane's message was a simple one. "We want to make the fans happy," the new Real Madrid manager said on Friday ahead of his team's meeting with Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 5,372 reads 22 comments

  9. 3 Targets for Real Madrid to Hit in 2016

    A new year and a new manager. New fortunes, too? Real Madrid will certainly hope so. After a diabolical calendar year in 2015, Madrid are desperate for 2016 to be a happier one at the Bernabeu...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 10,300 reads 33 comments

  10. Keys to a Successful 2016 January Transfer Window for Real Madrid

    So, Real Madrid have started 2016 with a bang. Not on the pitch, of course, but in the news. In sacking manager Rafa Benitez and replacing him with club legend Zinedine Zidane, ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 8,678 reads 10 comments

  11. How the Homegrown Striker Is Reshaping La Liga and the Spanish National Side

    There's something to be said for being at home. Just ask Lucas Perez. OrĀ Imanol Agirretxe. Or Aritz Aduriz. Home is where the heart is, they'll tell you. Success, too...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 17,808 reads 22 comments

  12. Idea of Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid Is Alluring, but Harsh Realities Remain

    The powder-blue jacket said something. In fact, it said a lot, about the man wearing it as well as the idea he represents. Worn by others, the bold, checked number would have come across as ostentatious, indicative of arrogance or overcompensation...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 9,922 reads 53 comments

  13. Real Madrid Unite and Valencia Ignite, but Neither Team Gets What It Needs

    Gary Neville was buoyant despite the result, and so too was Rafa Benitez. "It was the best performance we have had," said Neville late on Sunday night, his conviction strong, his words absolutely true...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 1,216 reads 36 comments

  14. Valencia vs. Real Madrid: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Live Stream, TV Info

    So we're back to where it all started. Three hundred and sixty-four days after Real Madrid last travelled to the Mestalla, they're back again, but how they're back couldn't be more different...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 3,598 reads 20 comments

  15. Ranking Real Madrid's Top 5 Players for 2015

    Real Madrid won't look back upon 2015 fondly. In a year in which Barcelona took all before them, capturing a historic treble on the way to five titles in total, their fierce rivals ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 6,529 reads 18 comments

  16. Jose Mourinho Back to Real Madrid: Anything Is Possible, and That's Intriguing

    The specific words weren't forthcoming, but the intended message was clear. "I know in England I am loved," said Jose Mourinho in April 2013, just moments after his Real ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 16,006 reads 27 comments

  17. Real Madrid Sign off 2015 with an Afternoon That Sums Up Their Year

    So they're there. They've made it. Somehow. This wretched year is over. " Real Madrid sign off 2015 with victory," ran the headline at the club's official website on Wednesday evening, which, for raw facts, of course, was true...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 2,623 reads 8 comments

  18. Real Madrid vs. Real Sociedad: Team News, Predicted XIs, Live Stream, TV Info

    So they're ejected from the Copa del Rey, and the Champions League has been shelved until February. For Real Madrid, it's La Liga and nothing else for six weeks...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 3,296 reads 6 comments

  19. A New Year's Resolution for Real Madrid Boss Rafa Benitez

    So the new year is almost here, and Rafa Benitez still has his job. For the Real Madrid boss, it's a start; many didn't think he'd get this far...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 1,850 reads 9 comments

  20. The Highs and Lows for Real Madrid in 2015

    So 2015, then. What a year, huh? Well, for some, it was, at least. But not for Real Madrid . After a truly blissful calendar year in 2014, the Spanish capital has endured a year of staggering contrast in 2015...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 5,187 reads 22 comments

  21. Real Madrid vs. Rayo Vallecano: Team News, Predicted XIs, Live Stream, TV Info

    Paco Jemez wasn't mucking around. This week, ahead of his team's clash with Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Sunday, the Rayo Vallecano manager was asked whether he thought Madrid had descended into a crisis...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 5,820 reads 12 comments

  22. Rough Guide to Real Madrid's January Transfer History Under Florentino Perez

    It's cold, it's getting dark and Christmas is almost here: In the world of football, that means the opening of another transfer window looms...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 8,332 reads 20 comments

  23. Have Real Madrid's BBC Reached Point Where They Just Fundamentally Don't Work?

    No BBC: 8-0. BBC: 0-1. To draw definitive conclusions from small sample sizes is to tread dangerously, but the second week of December 2015 felt like a microcosm of Real Madrid 's on-field existence...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 5,047 reads 36 comments

  24. Forecasting Real Madrid's Equation in La Liga After Disastrous Month

    It's been an extremely difficult month for Real Madrid in La Liga. After going 10 games unbeaten to start the season, Rafa Benitez's team have lost three of their last five league ...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 10,165 reads 39 comments

  25. Barcelona's Excellence Prompts Tantalising Question: How Far Can This All Go?

    Luis Enrique's message has been consistent. " Praise weakens you," the Barcelona manager has said on multiple occasions recently, maintaining a coach's archetypal standpoint, warning his players of the threat their own minds can pose to themselves.

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 1 month ago 9,306 reads 50 comments