Sam is based in Barcelona, Spain, and works as a journo for the newspaper Sport.
He has freelanced elsewhere for The Telegraph Online, Sky Bet, The New York Times, BBC 5Live, The Mirror, football-espana.net, Squawka and a variety of other publications.
Happy birthday Samuel
PRESIDENT OF BARCELONA JUST STEPED DOWN !!!!!!
this might go off topic but i think that since Barcelona fans are too into their recent trophy wins that they are forgetting that the years of their domination are coming to an end, Xavi is not the same , iniesta only has like 2-3 season left of him, fabregas is not suited for la liga football. Also with the new goalkeeper coming in I can see some major consequences. Victor valdes is not replaceable for Barcelona fc right now, bringing in a young goalkeeper that will have loads of expectations will cost them. As for their defense I dont believe Pique,Bartra will be good enough in the seasons to come.
Hey Sam. Yeah, I know that. I was just relaying that the stats in your table didn't line up with either Transfermarkt or WhoScored in those two instances (Neymar and Alexis). I only pointed it out because you had a tagline in the story that noted that you got the stats from WhoScored, while it seemed conceivable that Transfermarkt would have been the source for the table since it's all laid out (i.e. starts, substitutions, all competitions..etc).
Thanks for your response,i know people just want to read about teams that are being successful but it is unfair how epl teams get so much coverage but in case of la liga the big two are not only dominating league but media coverage too,so i just wanted a article about "valencia-wounded lion" describing their current problems and success they enjoyed,anyway once again thanks for your response,i understood what you said.
when will you cover up for other teams like valencia and deportivo for what they were once and what they have become?it is sad to see but valencia's downfall is the reason barca and madrid enjoy their duopoly in la liga,what it could have been if silva mata villa alba isco would be still together and albiol was also snatched away when he was still devloping.
No worries, amigo. Not as much as I'd like, unfortunately. Will probably head over in May or June, but not until then.
Thanks for the fan add, Samuel. Great piece on Iniesta BTW!
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