Real Madrid on course for an incredible double – but why are people still not convinced by Zidane?

It is a huge evening for Real Madrid. With just a week to go in La Liga, Real are level on points with Barcelona at the top, with Zidane’s men having played a game less. Win tonight, and they require just a point against mid-table Malaga on the final day to win their first league title since the 2011/12 season under Jose Mourinho.

With a final against the Italian giants Juventus in the Champions League final on the horizon as well, the club are on course for a hugely impressive double this season and will become the first team since AC Milan in the 90’s to successfully defend their European crown – no mean feat.

However, despite the success Zidane looks as if he is going to bring to the Bernabeu this season, there is still a large amount of football fans across Europe and the world that are not convinced by this current Madrid team and Manager. But why?  Continue reading “Real Madrid on course for an incredible double – but why are people still not convinced by Zidane?”

Atletico have the pride, but Real once again have the glory

With Real Madrid travelling to the Vicente Calderon for what was going to be the final European game and Madrid derby in the historic stadium, Atletico had a near-impossible task on their hands; overturn a 3-0 defecit suffered in the first leg to reach their third final in five seasons.

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Latest transfer round-up

As the summer transfer window is just weeks from opening around Europe, the rumours are set to fly. Who will be the blockbuster transfer this year? Who will go on strike to force a move through? Who will break the world record transfer fee? Who will be tapped up?

In this article I look at some of the biggest deals that could go through this summer.

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Why Sunderland getting relegated may actually be a good thing…

This weekend saw perennial Premier League strugglers Sunderland confirm their relegation to the Championship for the first time in a decade and, as sad as it may be for the fans that follow the club, it may actually be what they need in order to become a stronger, more consistent side in the future. Continue reading “Why Sunderland getting relegated may actually be a good thing…”

Spurs keep progressing despite their cup woes

In what is widely regarded as one of the toughest away days in the Premier League now Sam Allardyce has asserted his influence on the side, Spurs battled to a 1-0 win last night to cut the gap to leaders Chelsea back to 4 points.

Whilst Spurs’ actual performance last night was far from their best of the season, many fans would agree with me when I say that was the kind of game that they would have lost in previous seasons – especially following the FA Cup Semi-Final defeat to Chelsea on Saturday which would have undoubtedly had an effect on confidence and morale heading into the game at Selhurst Park. Continue reading “Spurs keep progressing despite their cup woes”