Barcelona’s players have accepted a 70 per cent pay cut and pledged donations to help the club’s non-sport staff continue to receive their full wages.
Quique Setien was pleased by the manner of Barcelona’s comeback victory at former club Real Betis as the La Liga title race heats up.
Inter Milan’s Serie A title challenge hit another stumbling block after a 1-1 draw at lowly Lecce, allowing Juventus to extend their lead at the top of the table.
I’d be pretty sure that bookmakers across the UK took an absolute hammering at the weekend.
Iago Aspas is a little imp. He’s the kind of jack-in-the-box forward that defenders absolutely hate having to mark.
I reckon that few of us who’ve holidayed on Spain’s Costa del Sol would place Marbella in the category of resorts which are “a quiet haven of restraint away from the madness”.
Sevilla FC turned 128 on Thursday. So if you want to sing Happy Birthday in Spanish to the same tune we use in the UK and send it to them, go right ahead: “Cumpleaños feliz, cumpleaños feliz ...”
It has always intrigued me greatly that football, like ordinary life, has “sliding doors” moments.
Well, there’s a very strong chance that we’ve just suffered the weakest week of European football by Spanish clubs since I moved over to Iberia 15 years ago in my single-handed bid to make La Liga’s clubs Uefa-dominant.
So La Liga kicks off this evening and the first round of matches continue until Monday evening.
OK, so here’s a little pub quiz for you. Over the last 15 years in Spain and England how many different teams have qualified to play Champions League football?
I’M GLAD to report that David Moyes evidently understands football’s wisest maxim: “In times of trouble turn to a Dandies’ legend.”
THIS, in recent times, is where the bevvying would begin.