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  1. Is Cristiano Ronaldo selfish?

    Rob Train

    Ahead of Real Madrid's Champions League clash with familiar foe Borussia Dortmund, a lot of attention has landed on the boos directed at Cristiano Ronaldo during Los Blancos' 5-0 La Liga victory over Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. A section of the Berna...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  2. Real title hopes in jeopardy after Clasico loss

    Rob Train

    A sexier Scottish Premier League? It is a stick with which La Liga has been beaten over the past decade. But in the course of a single day of football, the title race in Spain has been transformed into the most captivating in a decade. Few -- myself ...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  3. Ignore critics, Cristiano Ronaldo firmly deserved Ballon d'Or

    Rob Train

    What makes a player the best in the world? It is a question that the people eligible to vote for the FIFA Ballon d'Or award -- journalists, national team captains and coaches -- have to ask themselves before they mark a cross in the box next to t...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  4. Ronaldo worthy of world's best tag

    Rob Train

    Who is the best player in the world? It is arguably the favourite topic of the football fan, but it is also the most difficult to resolve due to the inexorable passage of time. Pele is always cited, of course, and rightly so, but he banged in almost ...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  5. Clasico cracker swept Liga's woes under the red carpet

    Rob Train

    And so another transfer window slams shut. At least it slammed in some leagues. In Spain, it was more of a cat flap, through which an ailing beast on its last legs was ushered with a regretful prod of the backside. Wednesday night's Clasico was a ...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  6. La Liga's best 11-- Rob Train

    Rob Train

    So, you want a two-leg series between La Liga and the EPL? Here are La Liga's 11 best for that hypothetical series, writes Rob Train.

    Blog | Conversation | May 14, 2012
  7. El Clasico: the morning after -- Rob Train

    Rob Train

    What the media had to say the morning after Real Madrid's famous 2-1 El Clasico win at the Camp Nou, writes Rob Train.

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2012
  8. Atletico Madrid's progress under Simeone will be tested by Barcel...

    Rob Train

    Atletico's progress under Diego Simeone has been miraculous, but Sunday night's game against Barcelona will show just how far it has come, writes Rob Train.

    Blog | Conversation | February 24, 2012
  9. Barca's rivals beginning to sense its weakness -- Rob Train

    Rob Train

    Barcelona's dwindling road form and latest La Liga defeat have many realizing that the Blaugrana are in transition, writes Rob Train.

    Blog | Conversation | February 13, 2012
  10. La Liga -- Real Madrid's missed chances proved costly in loss to ...

    Rob Train

    Missed chances in front of goal and some unlucky moments contributed to Real Madrid's 3-1 loss to archrival Barcelona in the season's first Clasico, writes Rob Train.

    Blog | Conversation | December 10, 2011
  11. La Liga -- Real Madrid's red-hot form has Barcelona feeling the p...

    Rob Train

    Barcelona may be under more pressure having fallen behind a red-hot Real Madrid in La Liga, but there are issues for both teams heading into the first Clasico of the season, writes Rob Train.

    Blog | Conversation | December 08, 2011
  12. Barcelona look vulnerable as it continues to chase Real Madrid --...

    Rob Train

    How vulnerable is Barcelona? Rob Train takes a look at the struggles of the defending champion ahead of the first Clasico of La Liga this season.

    Blog | Conversation | November 30, 2011
  13. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo continue to rewrite history --...

    Rob Train

    Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo continue to rewrite the record books, writes Rob Train.

    Blog | Conversation | November 03, 2011
  14. Malaga is poised to upset the established order in La Liga -- soc...

    Rob Train

    With unlimited cash but a sensible business model and a smart coach, Malaga is on the verge of upsetting the established order in La Liga.

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2011
  15. Real Madrid has edge over Barcelona right now

    Rob Train

    The season is early, but Real Madrid has the edge over Barcelona right now in terms of fitness, squad depth and momentum.

    Blog | Conversation | September 15, 2011
  16. Supercopa thoughts on Real, Barca -- Rob Train -- soccer

    Rob Train

    Rob Train offers some thoughts from the first leg of the Supercopa as Real Madrid and Barcelona prepare to settle the score at Camp Nou on Wednesday.

    Blog | Conversation | August 16, 2011