Relegation battle

La Liga, like most major European leagues, is a twenty-team league where the aim is to finish first, or, if you can't do that, then finish seventeenth. The bad news is that Espanyol have no chance of doing the former, but the good news is they are one of a select bunch who are heading … Continue reading Relegation battle

This is the end

Víctor points Gallego in the right direction. Chen Yansheng looks into the mirror. It is a day he had hoped would never come. A lifetime in the cynical world of business should have taught him better. In his mind, he rehearses what he will say... This is the end, beautiful friend, of our elaborate plans, … Continue reading This is the end

Mallorca vs. Espanyol (12.00)

There is a togetherness in the Espanyol squad. It's another early kickoff for Espanyol, prime time for the Wu Lei fan club, who will be hoping their man can follow up on his lovely chip against CSKA Moscow on Thursday to fire the blanc-i-blau to a much-needed La Liga victory over Mallorca at Son Moix. … Continue reading Mallorca vs. Espanyol (12.00)

La Liga preview – part four

It's the one you've been waiting for... Levante, Mallorca and Osasuna! Don't despair though, mentions abound of El comandante, Samuel Eto'o and Savo Milovesic! Striker! Levante  The "other" team from Valencia are a self-styled people's club and like to refer to their fanbase as la resistencia. They haven't got the trophies or the fame of … Continue reading La Liga preview – part four