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In an Awkward Place: Levante’s Decision to Hire Lucas Alcaraz

La Liga has experienced it’s first managerial casualties of the season, with Albert Ferrer replaced by Miroslav Djuckic at Córdoba, whilst Levante also made a swift change, sacking José Luis Mendilibar and bringing in Lucas Alcaraz their alternative choice. Adam Matvya ponders whether that choice leads the club in a different footballing direction, More...

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By Tom Conn On Friday, October 10th, 2014

La Roja Debate: Should Del Bosque bench Diego Costa for Paco Alcácer…or start both?

Spain continued their impressive run of defeats by breaking their 14-game unbeaten run in qualifiers with a 2-1 loss to Slovakia on Thursday evening and the focus continues to be on Chelsea striker Diego Costa, More...

By Tom Conn On Friday, October 10th, 2014

La Roja Debate: Should Del Bosque stay with Casillas or pass the torch on to De Gea?

Spain suffered their first qualifying loss in eight years in a 2-1 loss to Slovakia on Thursday evening and Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas is in the spotlight after failing to stop Slovakia’s two goals, More...

By Jen Evelyn On Monday, October 6th, 2014

Barcelona is a work in progress despite record-breaking start

Barcelona stunned the world of football until the defeat to PSG in Paris. They had yet to concede a goal and the changes brought in by Luis Enrique were greeted with optimism: they did bring results, after all. More...

By Harry Decosemo On Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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, More...

By Carlos Garcia On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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...

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