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  1. TROY Clubhouse

    Hunter Graham #41 LS

  2. Courtois and Casillas: a tale of two Madrid goalkeepers

    Graham Hunter

    Had you taken a view, based on his first two genuinely huge games for Atletico Madrid, it's feasible that you might not have backed Thibaut Courtois to handle the pressure he faces over the next week: two Champions League semifinal matches for a club...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Atleti exultant as Barca compromise their style

    Graham Hunter

    The first name which flitted into my mind when Howard Webb blew the final whistle was that of Luis Aragones. His death earlier this year robbed Atletico Madrid of the man who was, arguably, their all-time legend. On Wednesday night his old club...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  6. Burning Questions about Barca's impending ban

    Graham Hunter

    So far, the whole Barcelona ban episode has taught us almost as much about the football news machine as it has about FIFA's Article 19 (Protection of Minors) in the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players. When this bomb dropped last Th...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  7. Barca-Atletico a great advert for football

    Graham Hunter

    BARCELONA, Spain -- The day before Tuesday's match, Dani Alves joked that Luis Figo kept selecting the "hot" capsule from the hat when the draw was made, because having paired Barcelona with Bayern Munich last season, here was another of what Alves r...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  8. La Liga's race for fourth heats up

    Graham Hunter

    Over the years, Hollywood and television have sold us the image that the only ways to deal with high pressure are through suave nonchalance (James Bond, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, "North By Northwest" or "The Sting") or testosterone-fuelled ...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  9. Food for thought after a fabulous Clasico clash

    Graham Hunter

    If you watched it, you'll never forget it. Ninety minutes seared on your consciousness, the memory of which will keep you warm on cold nights and bring colour to a month of humdrum days. Unless you wear one of these two club's colours, let's s...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  10. Homegrown stars to the fore in this clasico

    Graham Hunter

    For Real Madrid, this has been a week where any tension over the clasico has been defused by a huge outpouring of sympathy and support for Jese, their home-bred tyro whose damaged ligaments will rob him of the next nine months. Spain is a very di...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  11. Look out, Messi, Ronaldo is the real record breaker

    Graham Hunter

    Having, legitimately enough, made a bit of a production about Lionel Messi breaking Barcelona's all-time scoring record at the weekend, it is, naturally enough, Cristiano Ronaldo's turn. I'd like to subjugate the record he did achieve against Scha...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  12. From humble beginnings, Messi makes history... again

    Graham Hunter

    I must admit I consider myself very fortunate to have been present for Lionel Messi's first Barcelona goal. Both of them. Please forgive the grammar; it's not really an error. Back on May 1, 2005, in a game vs. Albacete, the world got a taste ...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  13. After weeks of struggle, Barcelona get it right

    Graham Hunter

    BARCELONA -- So, there will be three Spanish teams in the Champions League quarterfinals once again. Broadly, that's a litmus test of quality, but not a guarantee that any of them will contest the final in Lisbon. This candidate, the club which ha...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  14. Lowered standards push Barcelona to the brink

    Graham Hunter

    Anyone who has taken any kind of evangelical joy from the quality of football which FC Barcelona have been playing since autumn 2008 will have been distressed, perhaps traumatized, by what they watched on Saturday. The fact the Spanish champions l...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  15. Diego Costa transition key to Spain's World Cup fortunes

    Graham Hunter

    There will certainly be some who don't wish Diego Costa well against Italy on Wednesday night. To some he's a traitor; to others, one of those players whose behaviour sullies football. I take a wholly different stance: The Brazilian-turned-Spania...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  16. Atletico, Real offer high entertainment despite high stakes

    Graham Hunter

    It was hot and it was hectic. Real Madrid's "net" feeling will be that to win in midweek, making sure of Champions League progression, and then come here to trail 2-1 at halftime but get out with a draw isn't too disastrous. As for Atletico? There...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  17. Despite poor record in Germany, Real well placed for UCL run

    Graham Hunter

    It's only February, but of the 16 teams left in the Champions League, it's already apparent that only three can legitimately still dream of winning the fabled treble that Bayern Munich are defending this year. Arsenal and Manchester City are (math...

    Blog | February 25, 2014