Families in Football: Mikel and Xabi Alonso

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Welcome to Last Word on Football’s ‘Families in Football’ series. Over the next few weeks, we take a look at siblings, cousins and even parents and children that have played the beautiful game. Some have played cup finals together while others have been on opposing sides. Today we look at Mikel and Xabi Alonso. Families […] READ MORE


Xabi Alonso is Not Joining Borussia Mönchengladbach

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After reports emerged that Xabi Alonso was set to become the manager of Borussia Mönchengladbach, Sid Lowe from The Guardian has since reported that the former Liverpool star will not be joining the German outfit. Xabi Alonso is Set to Stay in Spain Borussia Mönchengladbach are Still Searching for a Mario Rose’s Replacement The Spaniard, […] READ MORE


Xabi Alonso the Manager: What to Expect

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Xabi Alonso, the player, was a neat, tidy passer of the ball that often adapted to different styles throughout his career. And Alonso, the manager, is no different.   At Liverpool, when just 22-years-old, he often took an offensive approach from midfield – combining with Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres. At Real Madrid, he was asked […] READ MORE


Premier League Legends: Steven Gerrard

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Welcome back to the latest series of articles from Last Word on Football. This time we look back on the footballers who many class as Premier League legends. Players who wowed the crowd, frustrated the opposition, scored great goals and inspired their team to glory. Today we look at a one-club man who produced some […] READ MORE


Icons of Liverpool: Xabi Alonso

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Welcome back to Last Word On Football’s look at some of Liverpool’s most iconic figures. From players to managers, we look at who has an impact during their time at the club that no Liverpool fan will ever forget. Next up is Steven Gerrard‘s favourite midfield partner, Xabi Alonso. Joining from Real Sociedad in 2004, Alonso became part […] READ MORE