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

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

The final countdown: Espanyol and Sevilla

There are only a few hours to go until Espanyol get their 19/20 LaLiga campaign underway, but you've still got time to brush up for the sports round in your local pub quiz by revising our LaLiga previews: Part one: Alavés, Athletic Bilbao and Atlético Madrid Part two: Barcelona, Celta Vigo and Eibar Part three: … Continue reading The final countdown: Espanyol and Sevilla

La Liga preview – part six

We’ve made it. Today’s post is a veritable vault of va va voom. ¡Vámonos! Valencia  Los ché are reigning Copa del Rey champions and will take their place in the Champions League this season having finished fourth in La Liga last time out. Fans of my age will have fond memories of Valencia’s run to … Continue reading La Liga preview – part six

La Liga preview – part five

Today's preview is triple R-rated. RRRoar. (It is feasible that you had better things to do this week than slog through these previews, but you don't really have any excuse at the weekend. Parts one, two, three and four are at your disposition.) Real Betis Betis are one of Espanyol’s rivals for a European spot … Continue reading La Liga preview – part five

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

La Liga preview – part three

This train keeps on rolling with part three of our LaLiga preview. Have a look at part one and two for an enormous sense of wellbeing before jumping aboard... Ready? Get a load of G. Getafe Last season’s big over-achievers came tantalisingly close to pinching an unlikely Champions League spot, and having spent 11 weeks … Continue reading La Liga preview – part three

La Liga preview – part two

Let's continue our look at the clubs that will be visiting RCDE stadium this year. If you missed part one you can find it here, and a link to FiveThirtyEight soccer predictions here. Otherwise, B is for... Barcelona Ernesto Valverde enters the third and final year of his contract hoping to follow in the footsteps … Continue reading La Liga preview – part two