David Villa

David Villa expected to sign for Swansea in shock move

December 21, 2012

World Cup 2010 winner David Villa will be subject to a transfer frenzy as he prepares for life in the Premier League. The Spanish striker, 31, will name his new club before January after handing in a transfer request last month. The out-of-favour striker has seen himself play an ever increasing bit-part role at Camp […] […]

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Big clubs beware: River Plates fall from grace

June 23, 2011

The world of one part of Argentina’s top two clubs, Club Atletico River Plate (referred simply as River Plate in most circles) is on the brink of disaster. Having suffered defeat to CA Lanus (2-1 at home) the club then faced the prospect of a two-leg playoff with second division outfit Belgrano for a place […] […]

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The English Model vs. the Continental Model

June 16, 2011

The recent successes of the Spanish National team in the last two international tournaments, 2008 European Championships and the 2010 World Cup has highlighted a wind of change in world football. Couple Spain’s international glory with the emergence of Barcelona combining winning football with fantasy, flair and creativity and you have a recipe f […]

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Will Manchester United stop the best of Barcelona?

May 27, 2011

The final of the Champions League at Wembley Stadium is almost upon us. The iconic twin towers of the old Wembley may be gone but the arch of the latest, rejuvenated and reinvigorated Wembley Stadium is all set to become just as famous. Saturday 28th May 2011 will the biggest day in the new stadium’s […] […]

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Can clubs afford the £225million they spent in January?

February 2, 2011

£225m was spent this January by Premier League clubs alone, last year it was just £30m. A lot of money despite a recession, not to mention the upcoming UEFA regulations that force clubs to earn more than they spend. How could clubs afford to do this? […]

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Spain must find balance to match Germany’s equilibrium

July 7, 2010

If, as expected, Torres is finally dropped tonight, Spain will be forced to crowd the midfield and fit a lot of talented central midfielders into a system that prevents them tripping over each others’ toes. There have many smooth, round pegs, but some must quickly adapt to square holes if Spain are to overcome Germany’s balanced side. […]

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Smash n’ Grab Job as Spain Humbled

June 16, 2010

Spain 0 Switzerland 1 Spain slumped to a shocking defeat at the hands of minnows Switzerland, who produced one of the biggest World Cup shocks ever. It was Spain’s second defeat since winning Euro 2008 and the architects of ‘total football’ were left terribly frustrated after Switzerland delivered a resolute defensive performance. […]

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David Villa signing confirms premier League are also rans

May 19, 2010

Europe’s most wanted striker will finally be unveiled as a Barcelona player on Friday after completing a £34.2m move from Valencia.

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Who would you like to see at your club?

June 25, 2008

As with every major football summer tournament, there are plenty of previously unknown players making themselves heard and putting themselves in the shop window this summer. Premier League sides are on high alert as Euro 2008 comes to an end and players begin to return to their clubs. There’s set to be a real interest in the stars of Euro 2008 as […]

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