1. Real Madrid vs. Getafe: Six Things We Learned

    The late withdrawal of a thigh-clutching Gareth Bale from the Real Madrid line-up was the main talking point of a fairly unremarkable 4-1 win over Getafe on Sunday night...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 12 months ago 10,414 reads 20 comments

  2. Why La Liga May Have the Most Star Power in the World

    Of all the transfer sagas of the past 12 months, only two have really centered on the big hitters of the world game...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 12 months ago 3,452 reads 21 comments

  3. Galatasaray vs. Real Madrid: 6 Things We Learned

    There are few things in life that Real Madrid and club president Florentino Perez like more than an attention-grabbing, table-thumping scoreline to make the world take notice...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 1 year ago 9,441 reads 33 comments

  4. Villarreal vs. Real Madrid: 6 Things We Learned

    6—Villarreal Are the Real Deal Although the Yellow Submarine was powering at full speed ahead before the visit of Real Madrid with three victories from three, there ...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 1 year ago 9,983 reads 74 comments

  5. 5 Reasons Why Real Madrid Are Weaker with Gareth Bale and Not Mesut Oezil

    Ultimately, Gareth Bale ’s arrival came at quite the tactical cost to Real Madrid . After all, it is not possible to have good news all the time in the world of football...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 1 year ago 9,215 reads 57 comments

  6. How Real Madrid Could Line Up and Use Gareth Bale Against Villarreal

    Ideally, Carlo Ancelotti would like to have welcomed Gareth Bale to Real Madrid in an easy, soothing manner...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 1 year ago 10,809 reads 31 comments

  7. Real Madrid vs. Barcelona: Has the Clasico Rivalry Ever Been Bigger?

    Two peas in a pod can be Twilight -style soul mates forever and ever and ever. But if the bed they are sleeping in is not big enough, then there is still going to be trouble, no matter how lovey-dovey they may be...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 1 year ago 11,782 reads 93 comments

  8. How Spain Will Have Evolved from Euro 2012 at World Cup 2014

    If Vicente Del Bosque wanted to be a conservative coach, the Spaniard could simply watch the DVD of his side's demolition of Italy in the Euro 2012 final and decide to do absolutely nothing new for the next World Cup...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 1 year ago 2,234 reads 25 comments

  9. Is There Any Football Fun to Be Had for Fans of Barcelona or Real Madrid?

    If there is one learning to be gained from observing Real Madrid and Barcelona fans over the years now, it is that none of them actually seem to cherish the experience of supporting their respective clubs for a single moment...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 1 year ago 13,367 reads 94 comments

  10. 6 Things Gareth Bale Must Learn from Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid

    Being a Real Madrid player is a tough, old gig. You are playing for one of the most demanding clubs on the planet in one of the most undemanding leagues in terms of relative opposition...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 1 year ago 6,557 reads 16 comments

  11. Cheap and Cheerful: Top Five Freebie Deals of the Summer in La Liga

    In a manner akin to an earthworm trying to comprehend the workings of an iPad , the moves made by Real Madrid in the final days of the transfer window were above anything 18 La Liga clubs could understand...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 1 year ago 2,394 reads 1 comments

  12. Real Madrid vs. Athletic Bilbao: 6 Things We Learned

    6. Early kickoffs are still the way forward Despite the myth that all Spaniards sleep for seven hours during the day and stay up until four in the morning, late night kickoffs in La Liga are hugely unpopular...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 1 year ago 18,423 reads 99 comments

  13. Why Real Madrid's Biggest Champions League Rival Is...Real Madrid

    It does not take a huge amount of guts and "cojones" to predict that Real Madrid will pass through the Champions League group stages fairly comfortably...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 1 year ago 4,930 reads 11 comments

  14. Top 10: The Worst La Liga Transfers This Summer

    Aside from the moneybags Real Madrid and Barcelona who can afford to blow upwards of €50 million on benchwarmers , there is not a lot of cash around in the rest of La Liga...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 1 year ago 8,631 reads 38 comments

  15. Champions League: 4 Superstars from La Liga About to Be Born

    Barring a disaster in La Anoeta for Real Sociedad against Lyon in a pre -qualifying second leg tie, four Spanish clubs are set to be participating in this year’s edition of the Champions League...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 1 year ago 10,083 reads 55 comments

  16. Granada vs. Real Madrid: 6 Things We Learned from Madrid's Away Win

    6 - Andalusia could be a happier hunting ground for Madrid Last year, Jose Mourinho ’s Real Madrid contrived to lose all of the side’s four league games in the Spanish province...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 1 year ago 7,241 reads 94 comments

  17. Super Strikers: The 20 Leading Men Grabbing Goals in La Liga

    There is a pleasing equation to goal-scoring records in La Primera. Fifty league strikes from a forward signifies that it was probably enough to win the title for his team...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 1 year ago 9,434 reads 24 comments

  18. Spanish Super Cup: Can Atletico Keep on Battling Spain's Big Two?

    The match day attire of the bosses of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid gave an indication of the tactical approaches of their respective sides...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 1 year ago 1,764 reads 8 comments

  19. Super Summer Sales: The Top 15 Transfers in La Liga

    Judging what makes a great transfer is a tricky business. There is something instinctive about knowing when a fine football deal has been achieved. It is that head nod of approval of a job well done by a team’s Sporting Director...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 1 year ago 4,538 reads 6 comments

  20. Saying Bye-Bye to the Bernabeu: 4 Players to Part Ways with Real Madrid

    Carlo Ancelotti's beady eye will no doubt have been having a good look at the Real Madrid squad to see where the team can be trimmed, shaved and pruned. Not that the football team is any way like a hedge, of course...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 1 year ago 13,944 reads 33 comments

  21. Cristiano Ronaldo Fires Blanks in Bad Night Against Betis

    The gauntlet thrown down by Leo Messi for the first game of the season was a fairly modest one —j ust the two goals needed in Real Madrid ’s campaign opener to keep ...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 1 year ago 13,475 reads 69 comments

  22. Fantasy Football: 4 Late Summer Signings for Real Madrid

    Who would have blooming thunk it? Sensible, useful signings for Real Madrid this summer. Indeed, Florentino Perez has even managed to almost balance the books with the ins and outs of the clubs in the transfer market...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 1 year ago 12,806 reads 16 comments

  23. Real Madrid vs. Real Betis: 5 Key Battles in Sunday's Sizzler

    History and basic common sense suggest that Sunday’s opening for Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu is going to be a stroll in the park, a cakewalk, a simple case of turning up for Carlo Ancelotti ’s men to pick up a victory...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 1 year ago 6,681 reads 17 comments

  24. Real Madrid: 2013-14 Player-by-Player Guide

    There is a new manager. There are new players. There is even a new shirt sponsor. However, Real Madrid being Real Madrid, there are almost certainly going to be new dramas, new ...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 1 year ago 13,773 reads 31 comments

  25. One to Watch: Atletico Madrid's Leo Baptistao, the 2nd-Best Leo in La Liga

    A fortunate Atletico Madrid has never suffered performance issues with a fantastic forward leading the line with big goalscoring figures...

    Tim Stannard Written by Tim Stannard about 1 year ago 2,826 reads 3 comments