Andy’s latest “The Madrid-Barca Axis” column.  It is always better to work out weaknesses before being presented with an opponent who can exploit them. Last Wednesday night Sergio Busquet’s rather maligned start to the season was fully exposed by Pep Guardiola, the manager who first put him in Barcelona’s first team eight years ago, and 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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