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  1. Opportunity knocks for Real Madrid in Bilbao

    Rob Train

    Real Madrid enjoyed their best January in history in terms of results and on Saturday were handed an unexpected bonus by Valencia, who pocketed a deserved three points in Camp Nou under new coach and former Barcelona forward Juan Antonio Pizzi. E...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  2. Madrid poised to make things worse for Valencia

    Rob Train

    It's Christmas lottery time in Spain. El Gordo, as it is known, is one of the world's biggest and a tenth of one ticket sets punters back a cool 20 euros. Prohibitive, perhaps, in the throes of the worst economic meltdown since the Spanish Civil War,...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  3. Ancelotti faces style council for visit of La Real

    Rob Train

    Carlo Ancelotti has a tough job. Not as tough maybe as whoever takes on the poisoned chalice that is Valencia CF when Miroslav Djukic, as seems inevitable, is jettisoned, or Paco Jemez at cash-strapped Rayo. Ancelotti's mandate at Real Madrid brings ...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  4. Real Madrid's Jekyll gives Valencia a hiding

    Rob Train

    The oldest cliche in the football book is that it is a game of two halves. That being the case, Valencia's attempt to avenge its controversial King's Cup match last Tuesday was exactly that. Jose Mourinho's team shattered Mestalla's hopes and dreams ...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  5. Aces in Real's hand in King's Cup tie

    Rob Train

    An open game at the Bernabeu on Tuesday night essentially closed the door on Valencia's chance of causing up a cup upset as Real Madrid sealed a 2-0 win. Jose Mourinho's side is now 90 minutes away from a probable semifinal clasico -- unless Malaga h...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  6. Unflashy Granero signs up for latest trend

    Rob Train

    It didn't take long for the Chelsea locker room to discover that there's some fun to be had translating Spanish names into English; shortly after his arrival from Valencia, Juan Mata was dubbed Johnny Kill by his team-mates. Among a national team of ...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  7. La Liga could be Andre Villas-Boas' next stop -- Rob Train

    Rob Train

    Andre Villas-Boas might find his next coaching opportunity in La Liga, writes Rob Train.

    Blog | Conversation | April 11, 2012
  8. Copa del Rey -- Cup half empty for Jose Mourinho -- Rob Train

    Rob Train

    The cup is half empty for Jose Mourinho, writes Rob Train.

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2012
  9. Copa del Rey -- Barcelona vs. Real Madrid -- Rob Train

    Rob Train

    Three players could be key in the Copa del Rey showdown between Real Madrid and Barcelona, writes Rob Train.

    Blog | Conversation | January 18, 2012
  10. King's Cup competition gaining importance in Spain -- Rob Train

    Rob Train

    We outline the various factors that are helping to boost the appeal of the King's Cup competition in Spain.

    Blog | Conversation | January 13, 2012
  11. Real Madrid looks to consolidate its lead atop the table -- La Li...

    Rob Train

    We take a look at six teams heading into the resumption of La Liga after the winter break, and we don't mention Ronaldo or Messi once. No, really.

    Blog | Conversation | January 04, 2012
  12. La Liga's best starting XI players not on Real and Barcelona -- R...

    Rob Train

    We all know the stars on Real Madrid and Barcelona. But what about the other 18 teams in La Liga? Here's a look at the best starting XI from the "league of 18" this season, writes Rob Train.

    Blog | Conversation | November 17, 2011
  13. Champions League -- the continued reinvention of Valencia -- socc...

    Rob Train

    Despite not having the war chest of its rivals and having to sell off its best players, Valencia continues to stay competitive, writes Rob Train.

    Blog | Conversation | September 28, 2011
  14. Are Real and Barca killing Spanish football?l -- Rob Train -- La ...

    Rob Train

    No one questions the brilliance of Real Madrid and Barcelona, but by turning La Liga into a two-team race year after year, are they slowly killing off the Spanish game?

    Blog | Conversation | August 30, 2011
  15. La Liga's relegation battle -- six teams will battle to remain in...

    Rob Train

    Six teams will battle to remain in the top division of Spanish football this weekend, writes Rob Train.

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2011
  16. Does Barcelona's current team compare to the original Dream Team?...

    Rob Train

    Barcelona has won La Liga for the third consecutive season. Does this side compare to the original Dream Team?

    Blog | Conversation | May 12, 2011