. LaLigaUK - Spanish football league - BlogPosts

Blog Posts

Displaying 21-25 of 53 result(s).
image

Editor Paul Wilkes looks at the key tactical influences in this match between two struggling teams.

Mathieu struggled at left-back

The understanding between Jordi Alba and Jérémy Mathieu over the last few seasons has been sublime, combining well and covering for whoever was furthest forward. Mathieu appeared more vulnerable with a more natural winger in-front of him, Markel...

image

Background

The ability of vertically challenged Spaniards and Spanish based players theoretically playing in Staffordshire has been subject of many jokes in the last few years. For Santi Cazorla making his first away start in the Premiership, it will certainly be an experience at the Britannia, if nothing else. The contrast in styles between the two clubs is highlighted by the passing completion percentages of last season, Arsenal were the highest in the division with 60%, whilst Stoke City were the lowest with 40%. It's important for the Gunners to play...

image

The Team

Having spent a number of seasons pottering around the lower reaches of the Segunda, the return to form of Celta Vigo in the last two years have come as a bit of a surprise. They followed up 2011s 6th place finish by securing promotion via a runner up position. When Paco Herrera took over they were 12th, former boss and now Barcelona B manager Eusebio Sacristán had emphasised signing younger players and complained of ill-discipline within the squad. Herrera's impact has been impressive, his legend would be further cemented by keeping Celta in the top...

image
To round off the International tournaments, why not treat yourself to this stylish looking T-shirt and at the same time make fun of your ill-informed friends that were slow to understand Spain's sheer brilliance.   SPAIN 2012: SER ABURRIDO?
Once the nearly-team of...
image

Since becoming Real Madrid manager, José Mourinho has faced off against Barcelona a staggering ten times, with his only victory coming in extra time of the Copa del Rey final. The saga, has proved both entertaining and tiresome, familiarity has bred contempt. Each game the coach has learned more about the opposition, adapting finer details that have been successful whilst scrapping plans that have not. The more recent games...

Want the chance to write for La Liga UK?
Get in touch!
Signup for for La Liga UK's newsletter
Click Here!