Cup blank puts Benzema back to the bench

Every silver lining has a cloud, as the old saying nearly goes. And the big cloud over the Spanish capital this week has blown up all the way from the south east coast. Murcia, to be exact, for that is the home of third-tier Real Murcia who this week halted the Real Madrid machine in … Continue reading

Santander in the firing line

The Berlin Wall fell, students protested in Tiananmen Square and 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster. The events may have taken place 21 years ago but they are some of the most memorable in history and have been etched forever onto the memories of the onlooking world. For Real Madrid fans … Continue reading

The Chilean’s legacy; Malaga vs Real Madrid, 21:00 Saturday

For all the talk of Madrid’s woes so far this season, Barcelona’s troubles have not gone unnoticed.

Brief distractions from the Ryder Cup; the Weekend Preview.

There is some football on this weekend, you know? The sporting world’s attention may be focussed on Celtic Manor but there are plenty of big games across Europe to keep you flicking between the channels. Alas, there is also Wigan vs Wolves on Saturday lunch time, but it could be a good game. Maybe. Stranger … Continue reading

Midfield swamps, early kick-offs and chewing gum routines

There are a lot of very interesting and equally important matches to get through this weekend so let’s cut straight to the chase and head for Eastlands where title pretenders Manchester City host Champions Chelsea in what will be Carlo Ancelotti’s first stern test of the season. Many will be hoping for a thrilling game … Continue reading