It has been a difficult start to the season for Athletic Bilbao, hindered by a small squad and the added pressures of a Champions League jaunt, last season’s fourth-placed side had won only 1 of their opening 8 games, positioning them out of the bottom 3 by goal difference only. In the past fortnight they 

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As you scan this year’s current La Liga standings, a few things stand out. Atletico sitting joint top is particularly pleasing; Malaga and Real Betis occupying the vacant Champions League spots is pleasant; and Real Madrid sitting nine points behind Barcelona after just seven games is astonishing. So far, this years Primera has been extremely unpredictable and, as you stare 

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