Andy’s latest “The Madrid-Barca Axis” column. With great power comes great responsibility as Stan Lee famously penned in one of his many Spiderman comics. Being the head coach of Real Madrid, one of the most influential, powerful and successful sides in world football, Zinedine Zidane is learning that this quote is undeniably true. Less than
There was nothing significant about the result of Spain’s World Cup qualifying win in Albania and the 0-2 victory in Shkoder was routine, but the sight of Gerard Pique strolling through his evening in a cut-off short sleeve shirt set the wheels in motion for a decision that will hit La Roja in the near
Andy’s latest “The Madrid-Barca Axis” column. It is always difficult moving to a club that has just won everything there is possible to win. When you also throw in the fact that your new club is serving a transfer ban which will mean that you cannot play for the club for the first six months
Andy’s latest “The Madrid-Barca Axis” column. In two months’ time, Diego Simeone will celebrate his fifth anniversary as Atletico Madrid coach. In that time, he has established them as a force both domestically and in Europe with his cleverly organised defence and intense physical game. However, just as it seems we are adjusting to his
Andy’s latest “The Madrid-Barca Axis” column. It has been a strange start to the season for Real Madrid. After five straight wins, four domestically and one in Europe, the club have contrived to draw their last two games against, on paper anyway, inferior opposition. Whilst much of the attention in Spain has revolved around Cristiano
Andy’s latest “The Madrid-Barca Axis” column. Johan Cruyff famously told Pep Guardiola that ‘the second season is harder than the first season and the third season is harder than the second season.’ As Luis Enrique embarks on his third season at Barcelona the summer additions to the squad along with early team selections suggest that
There is something about adversity that makes certain people thrive. With the news last week that Atletico Madrid would be unable to sign any new players during the next two transfer windows the club face an uncertain year ahead. However, with their head coach Diego Simeone never afraid of confronting a challenge head on it
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Player power has become a modern buzzword in football. With the huge sums of money involved in the game anyone in demand has the power to command the highest fee they possibly can. With Real Madrid looking to sign Gareth Bale to a new long term contract this exact thing is being played out at
The debut installment of a new column about everything related to the two elite Madrid sides and FC Barcelona titled, “The Madrid-Barca Axis”, by O-Posts veteran and La Liga expert Andy Hunter. Whilst the English press clamour over Joe Hart’s future at Manchester City, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen’s has finally been resolved at Barcelona. Following a
With Game of Thrones now a month off our screens, I am sure many of you are getting withdrawal symptoms just as I am. Thankfully, we have the start of the new football season to fill the gap. But it got me thinking, in a bizarre Game of Thrones football crossover, who would play who?
It’s probably fair to say that Jese Rodriguez’s move from Real Madrid to PSG caught a few people by surprise. The 23 year old has been on the fringes of the first team for a while now at the Santiago Bernabeu, so it’s not a great shock that he has finally moved on but the
Arsenal have been having a dull transfer window as they don’t seem to attract any top names to the club and are mostly seen to lose out on players to other teams. In recent news, Arsene Wenger missed out on prolific striker Wissam Ben Yedder as the player decided to ditch the English side and
“We have not closed any deal with anybody at the moment,” said Arsene Wenger, when the press inquired whether Arsenal were closing in on a deal for Shkodran Mustafi. “Speaking about Mustafi – Mustafi or anybody else – we have not concluded anything at the moment.” The ever so shrewd Arsenal manager gave away nothing.
Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes has officially been unveiled by Barcelona after completing a €35 million switch from La Liga rivals Valencia. The 22-year old- who was formally introduced during a short ceremony at Barcelona’s mini Estadi- becomes the club’s fourth signing thus far after the acquisition of: David Suarez from Villarreal, Samuel Umtiti from Lyon