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

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 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


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

Spain beat Romania, and there are only two Hagis

If I can't see you, I can't hear you A classy performance from Spain, guided by Robert Moreno in his familiar smart-casual getup, saw them claim an impressive 1-2 victory in Romania last night. For close to an hour, La Roja were virtually faultless. With Fabián and Ceballos in the side, they have an incredible … Continue reading Spain beat Romania, and there are only two Hagis

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