Linense v Cádiz II Estadio Municipal de La Linea de la Concepcion / Segunda Division B - Grupo 4 / 1st December 2019 In my adopted hometown of Marbella, 'La Línea' is basically a byword for 'shithole' amongst the locals. I think it would be hard to argue a case for La Línea de la... Continue Reading →
Málaga v Elche La Rosaleda / Segunda División / 24th November 2019 A lot has happened in my football life since I finally witnessed Málaga win a home game a few weeks ago. Much of that triumph has come from my homeland. Firstly, Swansea City overcame the enemy up the road by beating Cardiff 1-0... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →