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Why Ronaldo has purchased Real Valladolid

Euan McTear explains why former Real Madrid icon Ronaldo - the original Brazilian - has purchased a controlling interest in…

2 weeks ago
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Finance & Law | How the global financial crisis changed football

Since 2008, we have seen the creation of an elite band – a bulge bracket, to use financial market terminology…

2 months ago
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Why isn't Brazilian football better?

That the Brasileirão is a hotbed of excitement and prodigious talent, is surely one of the biggest myths in domestic…

3 months ago
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Barcelona against Real Madrid is a purer rivalry without Messi and Ronaldo

El Clasico will take place without Cristiano Ronaldo or Leo Messi this evening, removing one of the fixture's dullest sub-plots.

3 months ago
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Tactics Explained | This edition of Barcelona against Real Madrid is about more than individuals

The tactical match-up between Real's Julen Lopetegui and Barca's Ernesto Valverde will put two different philosophies under the spotlight, a…

3 months ago
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Eden Hazard's situation at Chelsea suddenly looks optimal

It's long been assumed that Eden Hazard will have to leave Chelsea for the sake of personal ambition; is that…

3 months ago
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Tactics Explained | Lopetegui's Real Madrid

A more aggressive, reactive press, mixed with a fluid front three will certainly make Real Madrid a far more unpredictable…

5 months ago
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Tactical Profile | Marco Asensio, Real Madrid

A tactical look at one of Real Madrid's brightest young stars, Marco Asensio

5 months ago
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The familiar patterns of Jose Mourinho's failure

As Jose Mourinho circles the drain at Manchester United, John Brewin charts the familiar symptoms of the Portuguese's demise.

5 months ago
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Tactics Explained | Why Casemiro is vital to Real Madrid's tactical setup

The names get the plaudits, but Casemiro is vital to Real Madrid's tactical setup. This video explains why.

5 months ago
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Number Five: Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid

A third European Cup in successive years gave Zinedine Zidane the perfect exit at Real Madrid; he's in at Five.

5 months ago
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Thibaut Courtois's Chelsea ending has been needlessly - and depressingly - ugly

Thibaut Courtois's successful forcing of a transfer is a reminder of football's ugliness.

6 months ago
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Tactics Explained | Real Madrid's New Partnership: Isco & Lopetegui

Lopetegui set to maintain the same faith that he has had in the 26-year-old Isco, since he was turning out…

6 months ago
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The story of Barcelona and Real Madrid's Neymar tug of war

Euan McTear on Real Madrid's attempt to sign a teenage Neymar.

6 months ago
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Brief History Of | Young Jose Mourinho

A man influenced by his origins and by those who he came across in his path to glory.

6 months ago
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Tactical Profile | Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus

Ronaldo will likely be used in different ways for different opponents, but Allegri has added a real weapon to his…

6 months ago
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A brief history of English players in Spain

The list of English players who have made the switch to Spain is not a lengthy one, with McGuane the…

6 months ago
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World Cup | Tactics Explained | Croatia's Luka Modric & Ivan Rakatic

Even great players need to fit into a system well or the system needs to be built around them. Dalic…

7 months ago
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The story behind the Real and Atletico Madrid's scramble for Fernando Hierro

Euan McTear revisits the transfer tussle between the two Madrid clubs for the signature of Fernando Hierro.

7 months ago
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Michael Laudrup: The Dane who helped Andres Iniesta dream

Musa Okwonga on Michael Laudrup and his early influence on a young Andres Iniesta.

7 months ago
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