Ålvaro Negredo: A La Liga Nomad

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Spanish football returns this weekend and one man in particular will be savouring his return to La Liga action: The nomadic Spanish trotter Ålvaro Negredo. Ålvaro Negredo: La Liga’s Journeyman Early Years of Negredo: From Real Madrid to Sevilla The former Spain international has bags of La Liga experience. He commenced his career with Rayo […] READ MORE


A Look Ahead at the New Teams in La Liga

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It was a highly eventful and incredibly tight Segunda División in Spain last season. A season, which lasted a full year, off and on, brought a highly unpredictable race for promotion to La Liga. It was a season where anyone was capable of beating anyone. New Teams in La Liga Tight at the Top for […] READ MORE


Matthijs de Ligt: Juventus’ New Cornerstone

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This season, Matthijs de Ligt made his bow in Serie A for Italian giants Juventus. However, has he made a smooth transition to the Italian Calcio? Juventus’ New Cornerstone: Matthijs de Ligt A Case for the Dutch Defense The Dutch defensive colossus is a mere 20-years-old. He signed in June last year in a deal […] READ MORE


Marcos Assunção: The Maestro of the Dead Ball

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An extraordinary free kick specialist who lit up Serie A and La Liga. A player who goalkeeper’s feared even before a foul was committed. The dead ball specialist – Marcos Assunção. The Dead Ball Maestro: Marcos Assunção The Origins of the Free Kick Master The story of the midfielder starts in his native Brazil in […] READ MORE


Frenkie de Jong: La Liga’s Flying Dutchman

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Dutch footballer Frenkie de Jong last summer became the latest Netherlands export to sign for Barcelona amongst much excitement and expectation. The promising midfielder joined from Dutch side Ajax in a deal worth £67 million. Naturally, there was already a certain degree of expectancy on the player to perform. Despite being only 23-years-old, he has […] READ MORE


The Demise of Deportivo de La Coruña or New Dawn?

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Spanish outfit Deportivo de La Coruña are currently enveloped in almighty trouble. The club are facing one of the darkest periods in their 113-year history. It is a sad state of affairs to see a giant of La Liga languishing in the lower regions of the Segunda División. Demise or New Dawn for Deportivo de […] READ MORE


Manuel Pellegrini Appointed New Real Betis Manager

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Spanish La Liga club Real Betis Balompié have appointed Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager today. The Green and White’s new boss, formerly of West Ham United and Manchester City, has signed a three-year deal through to 2023. Manuel Pellegrini Appointed Real Betis Manager Taking Over Next Season According to ABC Sevilla news outlet, an […] READ MORE


Kieran Trippier: An Englishman Rejuvenated in Madrid

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Last summer Atlético Madrid refreshed their backline with the arrival of Kieran Trippier. It was a move which saw him become one of a select group of Englishmen daring to embrace La Liga’s bright lights. Kieran Trippier: An Englishman Rejuvenated in Madrid Trippier in La Liga Atlético Madrid raised eyebrows with the signing of England […] READ MORE


The Enigma That is Nabil Fekir

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Spanish side Real Betis captured arguably one of the bargain transfer deals of last summer when they signed the talented French and Algerian attacker Nabil Fekir from Lyon. The Enigma: Nabil Fekir Fekir to La Liga The attacking midfielder, soon to be 27 this July, penned a four-year deal with Los Verdiblancos. It was an […] READ MORE


Premier League Legends: Dennis Bergkamp

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Welcome back to the latest series of articles from Last Word on Football. Today we look at a player who entertained the Premier League for 11 years and is widely recognised as one of the best foreign players to ever grace the Premier League – Arsenal striker Dennis Bergkamp. Where It All Began for Bergkamp […] READ MORE