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Spaniards Abroad

The Subbuteo Pitch: Raúl (Schalke) v Manchester United (Home) 26/4/11

Background The record scorer in the Champions League history found himself in the unlikely situation of another European semi-final. Having scored in both legs of the quarter finals, Raul was rolling back the clock once again. How they line up … Continue reading

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The Subbuteo Pitch: Javi García (Benfica) v PSV (Home) 7/4/11

Background Francisco Javier “Javi” García Fernández is in his 2nd season in Portugal having learnt his trade at Real Madrid. The 24-year-old cousin of former Atletico Madrid and Liverpool winger Luis helped the Portuguese outfit to last seasons title. A regular … Continue reading

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The Subbuteo Pitch: David Silva (Man City) v Chelsea (Away) 20/3/11

Background Having scored in his previous two Premier League games, David Silva is a player in form. Whilst not known for his scoring prowess, he’s ability to create and overall link up play with the team as a whole has … Continue reading

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The Subbuteo Pitch: Fernando Torres (Chelsea) v Fulham (Away) 14/2/11

Background Just Fernando Torres second showing in a Chelsea shirt. Notably a large proportion of Torres goals for Liverpool came at Anfield. This season under Roy Hodgson he scored once in 10 away Premiership games and then in his brief … Continue reading

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Is Barcelona a blueprint for Liverpool’s future ?

With the current Barcelona side ripping up the record books, every club in the world is looking on with envy. How do we achieve what they have ? Chelsea met with the former Barça sporting director Txiki Begiristain. Manchester United … Continue reading

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Pako Ayestarán: The reason behind Inter’s fall ?

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Albert Riera: Misfit or Misunderstood ?

Following his recent move to Olympiakos of Greece from Liverpool FC, I thought now would be an appropriate time to assess the career to date of spanish winger Albert Riera Ortega. He started his career with his hometown club Real … Continue reading

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