1. Who Is Robertinho? Meet the Rising Spanish Star at La Masia

    When times have been bad for Barcelona in recent years, or even marginally not-as-good-as-usual, there has been plenty to fall back on to promote optimism for the future, both short- and mid-term...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 16,325 reads 0 comments

  2. Under-the-Radar Real Madrid Position Battles You Need to Monitor This Season

    Real Madrid 's stacked squad means Zinedine Zidane can essentially field two starting XIs made up of elite talent, and both are nicely balanced and capable of winning any given game...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 15,018 reads 0 comments

  3. Ranking Cristiano Ronaldo's 10 Best Portugal Goals

    On this day in 2003, Cristiano Ronaldo made his international debut for Portugal, a fleet-footed winger who had recently swapped Sporting CP for Manchester United ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 5,229 reads 0 comments

  4. Ranking Barcelona Players Most Likely to Be Sold or Loaned out in August

    Barcelona's summer hasn't exactly gone to plan so far, and with the new La Liga season set to get under way, there's still much work to be done if the Camp Nou side are to challenge Real Madrid at the top of the table in 2017/18...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 21,102 reads 0 comments

  5. Expert Predictions for the 2017/18 La Liga Season

    La Liga is just around the corner, and ahead of the 2017/18 season's kick-off on Friday, it's time to look at what to expect from Spain's top flight...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 20,193 reads 0 comments

  6. Debunking Kneejerk Reactions to the Spanish Super Cup

    Real Madrid beat Barcelona over two legs to win the Spanish Super Cup at an absolute canter, with fans and journalists alike on both sides quick to point out just what the tie means for the season ahead...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 16,132 reads 0 comments

  7. Who Should Replace Neymar? Barcelona Influencers Take Their Picks

    The unthinkable happened: Neymar departed, and Barcelona's MSN attack was broken up. Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi remain at the club, but the third part of that trident was ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 25,649 reads 0 comments

  8. La Liga Desperation Meter: How Worried Should Your Team Be?

    Pre -season is almost over, and La Liga is just about ready to go again for 2017/18—but can the same be said of every club? The transfer window remains open for some time ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 13,962 reads 0 comments

  9. Real Madrid's Biggest Transfer Steals of the Past 10 Years

    Real Madrid are one of those few clubs fortunate enough to not really be bothered by such things as price tags, responsible spending and cashflow ; while they still have to live ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 17,045 reads 0 comments

  10. Where Does Neymar Rank Among Messi's Greatest Attacking Team-Mates at Barcelona?

    The end of an era has come to Barcelona, with the unstoppable MSN attacking trident broken up. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez remain, but the third component has departed, with Neymar moving to Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record transfer...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 24,395 reads 0 comments

  11. Potential Real Madrid Transfers There Have Been No Rumours About That Make Sense

    Real Madrid have been one of the most prevalent teams in this summer's transfer market, at least in regard to rumours and potential big-money moves, if not with completed deals...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 13,956 reads 0 comments

  12. Picking Barcelona's Mount Rushmore

    Barcelona are one of the most historic and successful clubs in world football, not to mention one of the most popular ones in the modern era...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 10,441 reads 0 comments

  13. Picking Real Madrid's Mount Rushmore

    Mount Rushmore: the enormous granite carvings of four presidents of the United States, indelibly hewn into the Mount itself in South Dakota, serves as a reminder of the history of the nation, more than a century's worth...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 9,147 reads 0 comments

  14. Potential Barcelona Transfers There Have Been No Rumours About That Make Sense

    Barcelona are never far away when it comes to summer signings and transfer rumours, with the Catalan club more reliant on incoming stars than a decade ago when their La Masia ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 19,742 reads 0 comments

  15. Ranking La Liga New Boys on Likely Impacts This Season

    The transfer window doesn't shut until September 1 in Spain, but plenty of La Liga sides have made great strides in strengthening their squads already...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 months ago 15,029 reads 0 comments

  16. If Real Madrid Could Only Sign 1 More Player This Summer, Who Should It Be?

    Real Madrid have been a little more active in the transfer market this year than they were last summer, but it's nothing like the sport-shaking investment for which they have become known under Florentino Perez's stewardship...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 5 months ago 7,042 reads 0 comments

  17. Ranking the Biggest Swap Deals in World Football This Century

    July 27, 2009: Barcelona and Inter Milan shook up European football in dramatic style, with a mega-money swap deal for two of the continent's most lethal strikers...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 5 months ago 12,581 reads 0 comments

  18. If Barcelona Could Only Sign One More Player This Summer, Who Should It Be?

    The summer sagas that appear every year can frustrate and irritate fans, who are left wondering if a player will join their club, if a huge volume of money is available...and who else might be on the radar in case it all falls through...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 5 months ago 19,764 reads 0 comments

  19. Power Ranking Lionel Messi's Best TV Ads

    He's recognised for his blinding footwork, relentless goalscoring and incredible consistency, and all those traits combine to make Barcelona's Lionel Messi one of the most well-known ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 5 months ago 8,204 reads 0 comments

  20. You Can Sign Any 2 Players in the World: Barcelona Influencers Take Their Pick

    After a season of underachievement by Barcelona's enormously lofty standards, the Camp Nou club are entering a period of regeneration...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 5 months ago 17,090 reads 0 comments

  21. You Can Sign Any 2 Players in the World: Real Madrid Influencers Take Their Pick

    Where do you go when you're the best? There's no place but down for Real Madrid after a tremendous 2016/17 season—unless, that is, Zinedine Zidane finds a way to keep his side right at the top of the footballing tree...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 5 months ago 9,056 reads 0 comments

  22. Dani Ceballos or James Rodriguez: Do Real Madrid Fans Think This Is an Upgrade?

    Real Madrid have already been involved in more transfer business this summer than they deigned to partake in one year ago, and the early signs are that manager Zinedine Zidane is ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 5 months ago 15,192 reads 0 comments

  23. Picking the Transfer Window That Real Madrid Fans Would Love to Reboot

    Real Madrid have enjoyed plenty of successful summers in the transfer market, as tends to be the case when you're one of the richest clubs in the world and have the additional draw of continual success...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 5 months ago 14,647 reads 0 comments

  24. Best and Worst Moves Real Madrid Can Make in the Transfer Window

    How do you top being definitively the best team? Real Madrid are kings of Spain, Europe and the entire world judging by their trophy haul during 2016/17 season, but now the question is how long they can retain their crowns...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 6 months ago 8,168 reads 0 comments

  25. Best and Worst Moves Barcelona Could Make in the Transfer Window

    With Ernesto Valverde installed as manager and a clear to-do list in his possession ahead of next season—namely overhaul Real Madrid domestically—Barcelona need to make some strong additions this summer...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 6 months ago 31,723 reads 0 comments