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Exploring the roots of struggling Elche’s defensive woes

Enzo Roco, Elche.

With Elche now sitting rock bottom of La Liga following successive defeats at the hands of Atlético Madrid and Deportivo La Coruña in recent weeks, Adam Matvya ponders the reasons for the surprise extent of the club’s defensive struggles – in a team that had previously been renowned for the very opposite. Since Fran Escribá took the More...

by Adam Matvya | Published 5 hours ago

Villarreal v Real Sociedad.
By Ameen Rabbani On Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Villarreal’s impressive form of late shows they’re La Liga’s most vibrant team

You’ll be hard pressed to find an avid follower of Spanish football who doesn’t admire Villarreal. With an attitude that’s as bright as their all-yellow kit, whenever they play you are guaranteed More...

AFE Logo
By Heath Chesters On Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

AFE reveal alarming rise in debts owed to players by La Liga clubs

The Spanish Footballer’s Association (AFE) has announced that for December 2014, there has been a stark rise in complaints from players regarding unpaid wages, compared to 2013 and 2014 in the Primera and More...

Real Madrid at Almeria.
By Alex Kirkland On Monday, December 15th, 2014

Club World Cup is no mid-season distraction for Real Madrid

Ahead of Real Madrid’s trip to Morocco for the FIFA Club World Cup, Real Madrid correspondent Alex Kirkland explores why the competition represents more than it would seem for Los Blancos. For some, the FIFA More...

Luis Enrique, Barcelona.
By Kieran Sobels On Friday, December 12th, 2014

Tactical tinkering the way forward for Luis Enrique’s Barcelona?

Following Luis Enrique’s surprise tactical shift in Barcelona’s midweek win over PSG in the Champions League, ISF Correspondent Kieran Sobels takes a closer look at just how successful the experiment More...

Bartra Puyol
By Alexandra Jonson On Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Marc Bartra slowly turning into Carles Puyol

Barcelona correspondent Alexandra Jonson describes the moment in Barca’s 3-1 defeat over PSG that Marc Bartra finally took the helm Carles Puyol has left vacant for over a year. No one will ever be able More...

Lionel Messi & Xavi Hernández
By Alexandra Jonson On Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Did Xavi’s lack of self-confidence trick us all?

This past summer Xavi Hernández decided it was time to leave FC Barcelona for the simple reason that he didn’t feel needed, he didn’t feel like he was good enough. This Saturday he made 125 passes, 94,5 % to More...

Cristiano Ronaldo celebration, Real Madrid, Celta Vigo
By Alex Kirkland On Monday, December 8th, 2014

Running out of superlatives: Ronaldo does it again

Real Madrid correspondent Alex Kirkland is back and tries to use numbers to explain Cristiano Ronaldo’s greatness, as words have seemingly ceased to muster the necessary force and emotion required. It’s More...

Jesé, Real Madrid
By Tom Wilde On Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Jesé – Not Your Average Footballer

The Bernabeu crowd was on its feet three times for young Jesé Rodriguez last night. As he first made his way out from the bench to warm up, when he made his introduction and then once again when he capped his return More...

Real Madrid at La Rosaleda.
By Alex Kirkland On Monday, December 1st, 2014

Record-breaking Real Madrid clearing every hurdle

After notching their sixteenth win in a row at La Rosaleda on Saturday night, Real Madrid Correspondent Alex Kirkland takes a deeper look at the inner-workings of the team’s incredible run from mid-September. Every More...

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