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Peter Lim must deliver at the highest level to impress Valencia faithful

By June 2012 it had been four years of steady progression and on field stability, but it wasn’t enough. Valencia had just finished third under the stewardship of Unai Emery for the third consecutive season, yet it was the end. New faces at Valencia, with Peter Lim promising more to follow.   The feat of finishing top of “the other guys” More...

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By Carlos Garcia On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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Trying to make sense of LFP case with Real Murcia

ISF correspondent Carlos García looks to make sense of the confusion and controversy, surrounding the situation of Real Murcia and the LFP decision to refuse them entry into the Segunda this season, amidst legal More...

By Sheena Sidhu On Saturday, August 9th, 2014
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Xavi’s off the pitch role may be more important than his role on it

Xavi Hernandez spoke recently about feeling insignificant after having been left on the bench in some of the most important games for both his club and country last season. However, there is an argument to be made More...

By Rob Train On Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
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Atlético Madrid – Spain’s Southampton?

Success breeds success, the saying goes. Be that as it may in the world of business, in the increasingly business-like world of football nothing could be further from the truth. As Southampton and Atlético Madrid More...

By Sheena Sidhu On Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
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Cordoba did ‘just enough’ to win promotion to La Liga, but can they stay there?

Cordoba won promotion to La Liga in dramatic fashion last season. With the club just barely making it past the finish line in the race to be promoted, how will they fare in the more complicated Spanish first division More...

By Sheena Sidhu On Friday, July 25th, 2014
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Always the bridesmaid, never the bride: How Angel Di Maria never got the recognition he deserved at the Bernabeu

Despite what was arguably his best season at Real Madrid, Angel Di Maria will, in all likelihood, leave the Spanish capital before the end of the transfer window. The Argentine was a pivotal component of Madrid’s More...

By Sheena Sidhu On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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Could Mascherano be Barcelona’s best option as captain?

Javier Mascherano’s leadership qualities were on full display during Argentina’s World Cup campaign, fuelling the argument that it may just be in Barcelona’s best interest to hand him the captain’s armband More...

By Jen Evelyn On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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The great paradox that will unfairly define Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi’s Argentina came closer to a World Cup title on Sunday than they have been in the last 24 years. The only minutes they were behind in the tournament were the seven minutes after Mario Götze’s More...

By Carlos Garcia On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Real Betis is working hard to get back to the Primera

Real Betis suffered relegation last season and ahead of the 2014-2015 campaign in the Segunda, ISF correspondent Carlos García takes a look at their current situation, with signs that this could be a fresh start More...

By Harry Decosemo On Saturday, June 28th, 2014
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The cold irony of Spain’s demise is matched by a fitting end for La Roja

It was so fitting, down to the last detail. In Curitiba, everybody gathered for one last hurrah. The all-conquering Spain side had finished its cycle. Chile and Holland had dumped them out of what was supposed to More...

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