We’re halfway home, which makes this as good a time as any to take stock of what we know, what we still don’t know, and how our expectations were met (or not). Our season preview can be re-visited here so that you can find a baseline for how we approached things. The TL;DR version is… Continue reading BFB Mid Season Performance Appraisals
It all came to a conclusion on a Sunday when as usual for this season it seems, the team did all that it could and came up short, a hard-fought victory over Eibar that wasn’t enough. We can congratulate Real Madrid for finally getting over their hump, thanks to a manager who in many ways… Continue reading At the end for Barça, what could have been different
Well, it’s another season—or if you think the Super Cups are preseason, then it is almost another season—and that means we can look forward to some 760 matches between this coming Friday when Malaga hosts Sevilla and the final match fixture some time in May. Or possibly June. Or it could be never since the… Continue reading Season Predictions!
Agony and Ecstasy: polarized ends of the pendulum, between which swings that fickle thing called “hope”. That powerful glimmer of what could be – or maybe not – as it flirtingly sashays from one emotion to the other. Hope is, according to the old adage, always the last thing to pop its clogs, and it… Continue reading The Battle is Won. The War is Not Over.
Yesterday I covered the bottom half of La Liga, so today we’ll talk about part of the top half. Not all of the storylines have to be about the trophy, right? For my sake, I hope not since I have to write this thing anyway. Technically we’re going to start in 9th and not 10th… Continue reading State of the Liga: Secondary Contenders
The end of a year makes most people look back at what has happened over the last 12 months. I usually prefer to wait until May or early June to round up a full season rather than tackle two separate, completely distinct half seasons. It is, however, the season of indulgence and it’s high time… Continue reading State of the Liga: This Here Almost Half a Season
Hey, a picture of Sevilla boss Jose Maria del Nido! What’s that about? TV money. As we all know, Del Nido has been in the news of late for making some rather intense statements about La Liga and its lack of equality.
Goodbye Almería, Hércules, and Deportivo la Coruña. I’m not one to bemoan the drop, but rather to celebrate the promotions, so, welcome Real Betis, Rayo Vallecano, and whoever wins the promotion playoff. Betis may have lost to us 5-0 in the Copa del Rey, but they also beat us 3-1 and looked pretty good doing… Continue reading State of the Liga: The Season in Review [UPDATED]
With just 9 matches to go in the season, it’s probably time I covered what’s going on around the rest of the league. Today I’ll continue what I started with Hercules. I’m mainly interested in the relegation battle as all the other battles are somewhat boring. Or include Espanyol. So, here you have the other… Continue reading State of the Liga: Basement Dwellers
With just 9 matches to go in the season, it’s probably time I covered what’s going on around the rest of the league. Today I’ll start with the basement dweller of basement dwellers. Tomorrow I’ll be doing a more extensive post, but unfortunately life caught up to me and this is all that came out.… Continue reading State of the Liga: 2011 Winding Down
16 matches in and we still don’t have a champion. Disgusting. What kind of a league is this where it’s not a forgone conclusion by Christmas? Sure, sure, it’s basically down to 2 teams dominating the bejesus out of everyone else, but that’s hardly my point. What I’m talking about is the filthy and horrid… Continue reading State of the Liga: Winter Break 2010-11
International break is always a bit vexing. I like to cheer national teams, but I also like to see the games used to find new ways through. France seems to be doing that and winning too. Spain? Not so much. The US did, but were lucky to get out of Capetown with a victory after… Continue reading State of the Liga: A Deeper Look at 3 Teams