Team of the Decade: Barcelona

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Welcome to Last Word on Football’s Team of the Decade series. Today we look at the players and manager who have made it into the Barcelona line-up. They have dominated the domestic competition in Spain over the last ten years. They won the league seven times and won the Copa Del Rey six times while […] READ MORE


Can Luis Enrique Lead Spain Back to the Top?

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The scoreline 6-0 is more commonly associated with tennis (where it is known as a ‘bagel’ and refers to a completely one-sided set) than with football. This week, however, Spain ‘bagelled’ Croatia, the World Cup runners-up, and in the process spectacularly announced the start of the Luis Enrique era. Nevertheless, the former Barcelona manager will know […] READ MORE


Is Spain That Good?

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When Spain take the field at Wembley on Saturday against England it will be a very different feel. Gone are the greats with all their glory. The dawn of a new era of the Spanish National team is upon us. But questions remain about the quality of this new era and whether or not it […] READ MORE


The Next Arsenal Manager Must Have These Three Attributes

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With Arsène Wenger stepping down at the end of this season, the scramble to find the next Arsenal manager begins. Plenty of names are linked, from former players Patrick Vieira and Mikel Arteta, to unattached managers, such as Luis Enrique or Carlo Ancelotti. However, regardless of the name of Wenger’s successor, he must have the […] READ MORE






Barcelona and Sevilla Keep the Pressure on Real Madrid

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The top three clubs in La Liga enjoyed a successful and dramatic weekend, with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla all earning crucial away victories. Each club has been balancing UEFA Champions League commitments as well, as the 2016-17 campaign is nearing a thrilling conclusion. Barcelona and Sevilla Keep the Pressure on Real Madrid Saturday’s visit […] READ MORE


Barcelona 4 Manchester City 0: Home Side Triumphs In Pep Guardiola’s Return

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Barcelona gained full control of Group C in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday in a 4-0 home victory over Manchester City, with a Lionel Messi hat-trick sealing a comfortable win. Former Blaugrana manager Pep Guardiola saw his side ultimately undone by issues in possession and a second-half red card to goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. City […] READ MORE