Fun fun fun

R-D-T spells fun. What a difference a point can make. Before the Barcelona derby just over a week ago, the average Espanyol fan experience was akin to that of staring down the barrel of a loaded gun. One late equaliser from Wu Lei Wu Lei Wu Lei Wu Lei Wu Lei later, and we're walking … Continue reading Fun fun fun

International pericos

Wu Lei feels the love from Yang Xu. The international pericos are finally flying back to RCDE stadium to join the Machín revolution. Five players were involved over the international break: Matías Vargas with Argentina, Wu Lei with China, and Pol Lozano, Adrià Pedrosa and Pipa with Spain under-21s. Matías Vargas El Monito joined up … Continue reading International pericos

Espanyol: Machín style

Òscar Melendo has had plenty of time to think lately. We’ve still over a week to wait until Espanyol make their debut under Pablo Machín, but it is clear that the players will need all their time to adapt to the new style. Unfortunately, the defining characteristics of Gallego’s side were slow, ponderous football, with … Continue reading Espanyol: Machín style

Young guns and tropical islands

Pol Lozano (21) joins the celebrations It’s a wet Wednesday following on from a damp Tuesday here in Barcelona, but the international pericos have left EFB with a warm, fuzzy feeling. Spain under-21s https://twitter.com/SeFutbol/status/1171461610327531520 Spain u-21s vs. Montenegro Pol Lozano made his debut for Spain under-21s yesterday, in their 2-0 EURO under-21 victory over Montenegro. … Continue reading Young guns and tropical islands

Spain saunter, and Vargas is decisive

Spain paid tribute to Quini ahead of the match Robert Moreno’s shuffled Spain side came away with the expected victory last night, although the 4-0 scoreline suggested a little more gloss than was actually in evidence. Sergio Ramos and Rodrigo Moreno were the only starters retained from Thursday’s victory over Romania, with Spain lining up: … Continue reading Spain saunter, and Vargas is decisive

SUPER SUNDAY

It’s Sunday morning in the midst of an international break, so, unsurprisingly, there isn’t too much on the radar regarding the Espanyol first team. These two weeks could, however, be the making or breaking of David Gallego’s Espanyol project. Javi Gracia’s dismissal by Watford yesterday was a reminder that the managerial merry-go-round doesn’t allow for … Continue reading SUPER SUNDAY

Fastened apertures and new beginnings

Morning all, as the uneasy presence of the Granada game starts to fade into the mists, we’ve got a double bill for you today. The deals are done The transfer window The transfer window creaked shut on Monday, and it was a quiet day of reflection in the head offices at RCDE stadium. Even poor … Continue reading Fastened apertures and new beginnings

Granada, Europe and last-minute deals

We’re back from our holidays feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready to rejoin the action. It became apparent during our rambles in the Pyrenees that one of the great things about the great outdoors is the lack of news regarding Neymar doing f**k all that one is subjected to. Alas. here we are, back in the … Continue reading Granada, Europe and last-minute deals

Tittle tattle and travels

It's a beautiful morning, it's the weekend, and we're still basking in the warm glow of the comeback againt Zorya. What could be better? Oh, there was that hilarious five minute presentation from Vallarreal last night on a. the flaws of VAR and b. the perils of the new goalkick rules. (Google it.) To be … Continue reading Tittle tattle and travels

Corchia, Calleri and clickbait

It is no secret that there are still a couple of gaping holes in the Espanyol squad, but fear not, Twitter is confident that a solution is at hand! The list of names mentioned as potential replacements for Borja Iglesias is extensive, taking in Simone Zaza (Torino) and Andre Silva (Milan), via Mariano Díaz (Real … Continue reading Corchia, Calleri and clickbait