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The Value of Stability

As has been proven time and time again in football, there is no match for stability: Chelsea reverting to the old guard to win the Champions League, Real Madrid with Makélélé in midfield, Mauro Silva and Valerón controlling SuperDepor, there are countless examples. Naturally, it extends off the pitch as…

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Gracias Kanouté

This season we said farewell to a whole bunch of iconic players – Alessandro Del Piero, Raúl, Pippo Inzahi, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Alessandro Nesta - players that most football fans either love, or can at the very least admire and respect. For the Nervión faithful, you can add another name to…

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Chaos at Los Cármenes

Granada were literally seconds away from securing a point against Real Madrid last night and taking a big step towards securing La Liga status for next season, before David Cortés somehow managed to ping a Karim Benzema cross into the back of his own net:

When that kind…

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Part Two: The Match

⇐ Back to Part One: The History

After the turmoil of recent years, it would be easy for the fans to just give up on football — and to a certain extent they have. The most prominent feeling around the club is the one we mentioned alongside FC United: AGAINST…

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Rising From the Ashes and Reclaiming Football

Twelve hours after the final whistle had gone in El Clásico, we were waking up to go to an honest football match. Forget the 90,000 in the Camp Nou and the hundreds of millions watching from every corner of the world, we’re bored of that.

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Juan Mata: The Interview

Arguably one of the season’s best transfers, Juan Mata has been Chelsea’s shining light since he arrived and scored on his debut. Impressive on the pitch, and likable, humble and quiet off it, Juan Mata talks about life in London, his grandmother’s cooking, and much more.

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This is Osasuna

Unfashionable and unremarkable. Over the last few seasons, Osasuna have been one of those clubs that spends most of its time hovering around the relegation places, with nobody outside of their own fans really caring whether they go down or not…

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Adiós Fernando

For the first time since 2006, Fernando Torres has been dropped from the Spanish squad. Unless he can regain his form from 2009, it’s hard to see how he can get back into the squad in the near future. Here’s seven reasons why.

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You must not be afraid to dream a little bigger

Anduva. Home of the banker, the coffee addict, the hairdresser and rhino. In other words: Pablo Infante, Iván Agustín, Mikel Martins, Raúl García, and the rest of the motley crew made up of thirty-somethings coming to the end of their careers, the youngsters at the beginning of theirs…

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Mister Ali: Racing Santander’s international man of mystery

When your club is bought out by the founder of a multi-billion dollar investment company, it is hard not to get excited. Especially when the new club president is so charismatic, enthusiastic, and such a successful businessman. The excitement levels didn’t stop rising there either.

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