Time Is Almost Up For Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid

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Stunned silence greeted the final whistle. Cristiano Ronaldo, standing with hands on hips, looked ruefully up into the clear evening sky. Players crouched, staring blankly at the green grass before them. To say this wasn’t in the script is an understatement. Real Madrid did not expect to be eliminated; Juventus could scarcely believe they had […] READ MORE



Barcelona v Real Madrid Review

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Barcelona continued their almost flawless 2015 with a win in the first El Clasico of the calendar year, which saw the Catalan giants extend their lead to four points at the top of La Liga. Luis Suarez’s 56th-minute goal was enough to seal the 2-1 victory at the Nou Camp where over 98,000 fans watched […] READ MORE


Barcelona vs Real Madrid: El Clásico Preview

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Sunday afternoon’s match up between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid will be one of the biggest games of the Footballing calendar year. La Liga currently sees Luis Enrique’s Barcelona at the top of the league table with 65 points while Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid are only one point behind with 64. Recent poor displays from […] READ MORE


Manuel Pellegrini: Stick or Twist?

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Little has gone Manchester City’s way recently. They lost to Burnley; barring a miracle they will be out of the Champions League; they are an almost insurmountable number of points behind Chelsea in the Premier League; they have no chance of silverware; they have lost three out of their last ten matches in all competitions; […] READ MORE


White Hankies Out In Force at the Bernabeu as Real Stumble

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One of the games of the season saw a cracking contest between Real Madrid and German side Schalke end 4-3 to the away side. Los Blancos came back twice to eventually lead 3-2, but superb strikes from Leroy Sane and Klass Jan Huntelaar meant that holders Real were hanging on in the dying seconds. Even […] READ MORE


Carlo Ancelotti’s Happy End to a Difficult Week

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They say a week is a long time in politics. In the football world, Real Madrid’s last two weeks must have seemed like an eternity to coach Carlo Ancelotti. From seeing his side humiliated by their city rivals Atletico at the Calderon, to having to contend with the fallout from Cristiano Ronaldo’s thirtieth birthday celebrations, […] READ MORE


FIFA awards: Joachim Loew wins ‘Manager of the Year’

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German manager Joachim Loew is still harvesting the labour of his handwork this summer when he lead his team to the World Cup. He was named ‘Manager of the Year’ by FIFA earlier today. He faced stiff competition as he was nominated alongside Diego Simeone and Carlo Ancelotti, who both rose to high levels as […] READ MORE


Who Could Dare To Be The Wenger Replacement?

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Arsene Wenger hasn’t long signed a three-year deal to stay at Arsenal FC. Taking the iconic manager into his second decade at the cub. Yet many are calling for change and and they want it now. But who could be the Arsene Wenger replacement? Leaving the Emirates stadium behind will most likely be known as […] READ MORE


James Rodriguez to Spain: Real Madrid Poach Colombia's Golden Boot

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It was abundantly clear that some desirable team would wave a wad of cash in the direction of Colombia’s young James Rodriguez, and La Liga leviathans, Real Madrid, have done just so. The Golden Boot winner has since been associated with the transfer hysteria of late; his penchant for netting some sensational goals for his […] READ MORE