1. Ranking the Best La Liga Players in 2017 Not on Ballon d'Or List

    The Ballon d'Or, in its different guises and ownerships, has been pretty much permanently lodged in Spain over the last decade...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  2. The Forgotten Genius of Kaka

    It seems difficult for the modern football fan to comprehend, but there was a time when the game was not dominated by Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and their seemingly eternal, intergalactic battle for supremacy...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  3. Ranking Lionel Messi's Barcelona Debuts in Different Competitions

    A date that saw the beginning of a journey that would change the course of history for Barcelona, October 16 will forever be seen as a watershed moment at the Camp Nou club...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 4 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  4. Ranking the Biggest Current Stars Who Flopped in La Liga

    La Liga has long been seen as one of the top European leagues, not just for fans and casual viewers but also for players—a league to aspire to join, to play in and shine in...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 5 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  5. Atletico Madrid Look to Recapture Spirit of Calderon Against Buoyant Barcelona

    Barcelona have made an incredible start to the season in La Liga, sitting top with a 100 per cent record and quickly making new boss Ernesto Valverde look the part...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 6 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  6. Picking Spain's 2018 World Cup Squad After End of Qualification Campaign

    Spain have cruised through their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, only being briefly troubled by Italy but still finishing top in some style to ensure they will be ready to challenge the game's elite in Russia next year...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 10 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  7. Which Player from Outside the Liga Elite Should Real Madrid Sign in January?

    The January transfer window is still some way off, but already clubs will be scouring the continent for potential additions, looking to see which long-term targets are continuing to impress and assessing their own squads for weaknesses...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 12 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  8. Which Player from Outside the Liga Elite Should Barcelona Sign in January?

    La Liga is only seven games into the new season, but as usual, thoughts are quickly looking ahead: who are favourites to win the title, how can Real Madrid close the gap, who will ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 14 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  9. Power Ranking Every Player for Barcelona in 2017/18 Season So Far

    Despite a summer of unrest over transfer dealings, board behaviour and the fact their great rivals had won the lot only a few months earlier, the new season has gone well for Barcelona so far...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 16 days ago 8 reads 0 comments

  10. Power Ranking Every Player for Real Madrid in 2017/18 Season so Far

    Real Madrid have had an eventful start to the season. After dominating Barcelona to win the Spanish Super Cup and seeing off Manchester United with ease in the UEFA Super Cup, ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 18 days ago 12,086 reads 0 comments

  11. Picking Barcelona's Quickest and Strongest XIs According to FIFA 18 Ratings

    FIFA 18 hit the shelves on Friday, and already the mixed world of football and gaming fans will be fine-tuning their teams to suit their styles...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 19 days ago 4,693 reads 0 comments

  12. Which Real Madrid Player Has Been Most Criminally Underused This Season?

    While 2016/17 was about as good as it could get for Real Madrid , the start of the new campaign has been somewhat trickier for Zinedine Zidane and his team...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 22 days ago 6,057 reads 0 comments

  13. Who's the Barcelona Player Who Has Been Criminally Underused so Far This Season?

    Six games into the new season, things aren't going quite as terribly for Barcelona as some imagined they might be...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 24 days ago 9,602 reads 0 comments

  14. Picking Real Madrid's Quickest and Strongest XI According to FIFA 18 Ratings

    FIFA 18 is set for release later this week, and the popular console game will see fans once again take control of their favourite sides, complete with summer signings, and try to emulate or better the success they achieve on the field...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 25 days ago 7,244 reads 0 comments

  15. Assigning FIFA Card Ratings to 21st-Century Real Madrid Legends

    Real Madrid have fans and admirers all over the world, both for their historical success and for their current incredible squad, reigning champions as they are of La Liga, the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 26 days ago 11,364 reads 0 comments

  16. Ranking the 2017/18 Real Madrid Castilla Squad on Their Potential

    La Fabrica continues to play an important role for Real Madrid , not just for pushing youth players up through the ranks but also as a proving ground for coaches, many of whom have prior experience in playing for the senior side...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 29 days ago 11,529 reads 0 comments

  17. Assigning FIFA Card Ratings to 21st Century Barcelona Legends

    It's that time again: FIFA 18 is ready to take over the focus of fans across the globe, and one of the most playable sides in the game — Barcelona — are sure to be favourite picks for many once again...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 30 days ago 7,795 reads 0 comments

  18. Chronicling Records That Neymar and Kylian Mbappe Could Break This Season

    Paris Saint-Germain's already flooded talent pool was filled to bursting in the offensive third of the field this summer when they landed long-term target Neymar from Barcelona and then snared Kylian Mbappe from domestic rivals AS Monaco...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 13,410 reads 0 comments

  19. Ranking Gareth Bale's 55 La Liga Goals 4 Years After His Debut

    Gareth Bale remains an integral part of Real Madrid 's front line, four years after scoring on his debut against Villarreal...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 2,254 reads 0 comments

  20. Ranking Real Madrid's Best Champions League Nights at Santiago Bernabeu

    If there's one club not short on history, memories and great moments in the UEFA Champions League, it's Real Madrid ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 2,312 reads 0 comments

  21. Ranking 10 Most Improved Players in La Liga This Season

    We're only a few short weeks into the new season in La Liga , but already a slew of players have made their presences felt, having struggled for form or even relevance last season...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 7,042 reads 0 comments

  22. Picking a Barcelona and Juventus Combined XI

    The UEFA Champions League group stage gets under way this week, and the draw provided some thrilling rivalries to look forward to—including in Group D, where Barcelona and Juventus will clash...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 10,890 reads 0 comments

  23. The Best Trolls in Recent Clasico Rivalry, Ranked

    El Clasico is a match that captures the world's attention, for a huge span of reasons. It's a commercial behemoth, with not just merchandise but sponsorships and in-game advertising slots banking on it for notice...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 12,056 reads 0 comments

  24. 10 Games That Proved Why Luka Modric Is the Midfield Maestro

    Luka Modric turned 32 on Saturday, a reminder to Real Madrid fans that while he continues to dominate and control games both in La Liga and further afield, the regeneration of the side has to continue...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 8,191 reads 0 comments

  25. Picking Spain's 2018 World Cup Squad After Latest Qualifiers

    Spain's FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign looks set to be another success after Julen Lopetegui 's men overcame the challenge of Italy 3-0 and saw off minnows Liechtenstein 8-0 in the latest round of internationals...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 17,152 reads 0 comments