Chasing City: What do the best of the rest do now?

Ever since the 6-0 demolition job Manchester City imparted upon Watford at Vicarage Road, there was a constant sense that their march to the crown was a one team procession. So it proved, as defeat for Manchester United saw the sky blue side of Manchester crowned champions with a 16 point cushion over their red…

Real Madrid Power’s Starting To Fade?

It was just over a year ago that Rafael Benitez was dispatched from Real Madrid’s driving seat, in the midst of 17 wins from 25 games and within four points of the La Liga summit.  Zinedine Zidane is now feeling the heat on his collar. Given recent events, it is little wonder.  Poor Squad Performance…

Neville and Giggs Aren’t Ready Yet

With the departure of Ronald Koeman, Everton are staring down the barrel of one of their worst starts to a Premier League season – and sitting in the relegation zone a mere nine games into it. Their current demise has been built on the foundations of a poor transfer market, a failure to adequately replace…

Neymar to PSG – a £198m statement 

It’s a stunning move, frankly. One that we scoffed at the idea of when talk first sprouted. But now it would appear that Neymar will head to Paris St-Germain in a £198m move. Likeminded ambition Neymar, for all his team success at Barcelona, is stratospherically ambitious. He made a point of taking Santos to new…

Will Morata Be Made In Chelsea? 

To be presented with the news that Alvaro Morata was switching Spanish land for Stamford Bridge must have had Chelsea fans drooling. The 24-year-old hitman has sealed a deal which sees him replace the dispensed-with services of Diego Costa. A fine warrior striker with cult status seems less than endearing to Antonio Conte, who has…

Real Reign Again – But Will Buffon Prevail?

A victory worthy of the label ‘supremacy’ was witnessed last night as Real Madrid retained the Champions League at the expense of Juventus, becoming the first team to do so since the re-formatted ‘Champions League’ in 1992.  In doing so, they underlined the strength and immeasurable talent across their squad and management team and dealt…

Is Spanish Dominance Finally Beyond Atleti?

  Atletico Madrid have always been a team for whom success is unbelievably sweet to savour. Not because they lack the abilities to be one of the worlds best, but because their city rivals Real have long kept them in the shadows.  Diego Simeone coaxed them into the limelight with a beautiful premise of hard…

Messi Majestic, Ramos Ruinous. And As For Ronaldo….

Barcelona have clawed their way back to the summit of La Liga with one of the most high quality El Clasico’s seen in a long while.  While Lionel Messi will claim an enormous portion of (deserved) plaudits for two excellent goals, part of the analysis will view Real Madrid as having shot themselves in the…

What’s Happened To Barcelona?

For quite possibly the first time this decade, Barcelona are facing some form of crisis. Small it may be, compared to the troubles of Aston Villa, but nontheless it is a situation about which Luis Enrique has some serious thinking to do. Just two months previously, Barcelona ran utter riot over Valencia in the Copa…