Barcelona v Real Vallodolid Camp Nou / La Liga / 29th October 2019 Cruyff, Laudrup, Camp Nou, Rivaldo, tales of Kubala, Xavi and Iniesta together, Koeman in 92, Ronaldinho, Camp Nou, the shirt, Ronaldo, La Masia, El Clasico, the Dream Team, Pep, Romario and Stoichkov causing chaos on and off the pitch, Messi. I really... Continue Reading →
Málaga v Real Oviedo La Rosaleda / Segunda Division / 26th October 219 Deportivo a La Coruna v Málaga - this was the play-off semi-final in last season's Segunda, as both clubs sought a route back to La Liga. Unfortunately, Málaga would lose over two legs and then Deportivo would lose the final to Mallorca.... Continue Reading →
“It’s a really cool city this, but I’m not sure I could ever live here – or anywhere out in this part of the world actually.’ As me and my pal Gibbo zig-zagged through the narrow, labyrinthine streets and alleys of Seville, this was the statement that the day’s bucket load of cheap Cruzcampo made... Continue Reading →
With me heading to the Nou Camp next week, I thought i'd open the site's 'Why I love Spanish football' series with how a younger me me fell in love with the club dubbed 'Més que un club' through the gateway of Championship Manager 97/98.
Atletico Malagueno v Loja CD El Estadio de Atletismo Ciudad de Málaga / Tercera División / 13th October 2019 I think I've gone a bit mad persisting and subjecting myself to the floundering efforts of sinking Málaga CF. Well, that madness was further confirmed this weekend. The morning after watching the big boys of Málaga... Continue Reading →
Málaga v Cádiz La Rosaleda / Segunda División / 12th October 2019 Another week and another Málaga drama. This week's problem? Not having enough players. I see nothing but bad news at this club. Despite the travails of Málaga CF, they actually find themselves with international footballers on their books: there is Munir for Morocco,... Continue Reading →
CD Estepona v Juventud de Torremolinos El Estadio Francisco Muñoz Pérez / Tercera División - División de Honor Andaluza Grupo 2 / 22nd September 2019 Where would you rather go? El Estadio Francisco Muñoz Pérez to watch semi-pro Spanish football or Disneyland Paris? Actually, I shouldn't bother asking that, as I know plenty of groundhoppers... Continue Reading →
Málaga v Rayo Vallecano La Rosaleda / Segunda Division /17th September 2019 I've missed playing football so, so much, so I was delighted to make my debut for the school staff football team against the school's sixth form last Friday. It was the first time I'd stepped onto any form of football's hallowed turf (the... Continue Reading →
The 2nd game of my Málaga season ticket adventure. A dull, drab game, but things off-the-pitch are certainly not dull and drab for Málaga - and not in a good way.