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  1. Bale proves which Spanish club got the better mega-deal

    Graham Hunter

    The seeds of this Real Madrid Copa victory, this bitter Barcelona Copa defeat, were sown in 2003. They really were. That's when a chain of events began that opened up the possibility of a "Cain and Abel" relationship-freeze between Florentino Pere...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. Clasico final could have far-reaching implications

    Graham Hunter

    Good luck, in particular, to those Barcelona players whose careers are either at or coming to an end and, as always, may the better team win. But I can't deny the impression that it would be the more positive result were Real Madrid to win Wednesd...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  3. When it comes to health, La Liga beats the Prem

    Graham Hunter

    In the same way that night follows day, the fact that La Liga's top four teams won by a combined score of 19-0 this past weekend brought out the snide remarks, the cyclops-esque criticism and the "I've had a solitary thought this week so it's importa...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  4. Real Madrid must take the responsibility to develop Gareth Bale's...

    Graham Hunter

    The last time Real Madrid broke the world transfer record and hosted a "galactic" event at the Santiago Bernabeu it didn't go without its glitches either. Cristiano Ronaldo was the subject of adulation back then, after a courtship that lasted even...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  5. Adios to a tortured Temporada

    Graham Hunter

    Goodbye to Temporada 2012-13 in Spain -- a season of loss, pain, grief and, regularly enough to give us our fix, some quality football breaking through the dark clouds. It began with the immensely sad deaths of young Betis defender Miki Roque and ...

    Blog | June 01, 2013
  6. Mourinho's act at Real had worn beyond thin

    Graham Hunter

    His unnecessary inability to avoid feuding with Iker Casillas will forever remain an unsightly scar on Jose Mourinho's reign at Real Madrid -- which, perhaps, awards ultimate victory in the battle of wills between two Iberian footballing powerhouses ...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  7. Five Spanish stories for 2013

    Graham Hunter

    New year, new challenges. The football will be exquisite, and there's a good chance that more European trophies will reside in Spain come May. But what will be the key storylines in 2013? Here are five. Not necessarily the top five, but a handful tha...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  8. Jose Mourinho's set piece problem

    Graham Hunter

    One thing I've always found amusing about the Jose Mourinho box of tricks is that he breaks an eternal rule of sleight of hand but still holds most of his audience in thrall. Take a mighty magician or a street hustler -- some consider jaunty Jose ...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  9. Real Madrid faces troubling questions after loss to Barcelona -- ...

    Graham Hunter

    Real Madrid may still win La Liga, but Jose Mourinho's inability to find a way to get the better of Pep Guardiola and Barcelona raises some questions, writes Graham Hunter.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2011
  10. Soccer: Borja Valero is latest Real Madrid castaway who's finding...

    Graham Hunter

    Real Madrid released the promising Borja Valero years ago, but now the talented, two-footed midfielder is Villarreal's best player, writes Graham Hunter.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2011
  11. Soccer: Zinedine Zidane is playing the role of peacekeeper at Rea...

    Graham Hunter

    He's famous for using brute force, but as an adviser to the first team at Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane is helping keep the peace between Jose Mourinho and the powers that be, writes Graham Hunter.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2011
  12. Soccer: Can Jose Mourinho win in Spain this season?

    Graham Hunter

    Sometimes the blizzard of sound bites and tidal wave of trophies obscure the fact that it was Jose Mourinho who decided to christen himself "The Special One" when he is, in fact, flesh and blood like you and me. Occasionally foolhardy, often fallibl...

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2010