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Our Editor Paul Wilkes looks at the trend of managerial changes and asks if Pepe Mel's success could have a detrimental effect.

Four teams out of last seasons top six will start the new campaign with a different manager in La Liga, but that's not just confined to the country of Spain as the English Premiership is faced with a similar dilemma. The key difference between the countries...


Gareth McKnight takes a look at life after Radamel Falcao and how the club have coped in the past.

The news was announced this week by Radamel Falcao's twitter account, of his move to French club Monaco, in what will be a blow for the leagues third placed outfit. Although the Colombian’s departure will be a setback for Diego Simeone’s men, one consolation is that Los...



Pepe Mel - Real Betis Manager

"Once it went very well and on another occasion it went very badly [5-1 defeat last November]. There are variables that a Coach cannot control and that can affect the game."

"We have to go out with the same intensity, in what we do. Too many words about the game are emotional, you become stressed."

Three goals in five minutes ensured Betis beat fellow Andalusians Granada 5-1, Mel made three changes to this team with Antonio Amaya covering for the injured Mario in the middle of...


LaLigaUK was present at Old Trafford, as our Editor Paul Wilkes eventually found his seat amongst the waiting press pack.

Sir Alex Ferguson was "too angry to talk about the referee" according to his assistant manager Mike Phelan, who finally arrived after keeping the packed press conference waiting. He was so angry he didn't want his players talking in the mixed zone either, one who might have had plenty to say protested: "I can't," whilst a younger member of the squad admitted: "We have been told not to talk." The boss had...


Last Friday our Editor sat down and had a lengthy conversation on the phone with one of the best pundits in football, Sky Sports Guillem Balagué took time out of his busy schedule to tell us about his book: 'Pep Guardiola: Another Way of Winning' and his tour of the country.

Q. What was it that first inspired you to write this book and why not Barcelona as a whole?

A. I did a Liverpool book about Istanbul, the Champions League Final called "A Season on the Brink." It was done with Orion the publishers, for a while we were talking...

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