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Real Madrid: The Good Looking Players Conspiracy Theory

Posted on 2 Sep, 2014, by in Soccer

The arrivals of Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez while Xabi Alonso, Mesut Ozil and Angel di Maria were sold makes many wonder if there is something more important to Real Madrid than winning titles. Might it be selling jerseys by putting more attractive faces in front of the camera the real agenda behind these decisions? More

Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid – Cristiano Ronaldo Needs to Shut Up

Posted on 2 Sep, 2014, by in Soccer

A smart person like Cristiano Ronaldo should know that anything he says becomes a headline, for better or worse. So criticizing the transfer policy of Real Madrid, even without clearly mentioning the names, doesn’t seem like something that’s going to help anyone going forward. More

Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid – Cristiano Ronaldo Getting Used to Not Having Angel di Maria

Posted on 26 Aug, 2014, by in Soccer

One word to describe Real Madrid making their debut in the league? Boring. A win, with goals from Karim Benzema and a howler from Cristiano Ronaldo, but that didn’t stop the fans from booing their players due to the slow and predictable play for most of the match. More

Barcelona vs Real Madrid

Barcelona vs Real Madrid – The Arms Race Never Ends

Posted on 28 Jul, 2014, by in Soccer

In the world of the Spanish La Liga, there is only room for two teams. Even if both Barcelona and Real Madrid don’t enter this season as champions, something that hasn’t happened in ten years, the focus is always on them and on the signings they’ve made this summer – Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos to begin with. We all know there’s going to be more. More

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Real Madrid – Cristiano Ronaldo Getting Toni Kroos, Needs James Rodriguez

Posted on 17 Jul, 2014, by in Soccer

The good news? For now, Toni Kroos is the first arrival, but Real Madrid have more planned. The bad news? Angel di Maria is on the verge of leaving. Cristiano Ronaldo wants titles. Championships, repeating as Champions League winners. James Rodriguez, should Di Maria actually leave, will probably become a top priority. More

Arjen Robben

Bayern Munich – Making Manchester City Look Like They Don’t Belong

Posted on 3 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

Another school for pressing and midfield domination was presented by Bayern Munich to an English club, this time Manchester City. Pep Guardiola might not have used a striker, instead giving Thomas Muller the most forward role, but the absolutely wonderful performance from Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Toni Kroos meant that there was really no need for a true number 9 to get what they set out to accomplish. More

Mesut Ozil Germany

The Never Ending List of German Attacking Midfielders

Posted on 25 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

The revolution that German football has undergone over the last seven or eight years hasn’t been demonstrated with titles for the national team (yet), but the success of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, relying on German players and not just a horde of foreigners, is due to the immense pool of talent, especially in attacking midfield positions, the country currently has to offer. More

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bayern Munich – Bastian Schweinsteiger Makes the Pep Guardiola System Work

Posted on 22 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

It was simply impossible for a Bayern Munich team so talented no to start putting in impressive performances at some point. Apparently, the return of Bastain Schweinsteiger to full health and form is the difference between Pep Guardiola being misunderstood and berated than the same manager talked about as a tactical genius. More

Javi Martinez & Bayern

Bayern Munich – Javi Martinez Shows Pep Guardiola Makes Mistakes

Posted on 30 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

The arrival of Pep Guardiola to Bayern Munich placed him as some sort of genius arriving into a difficult situation, trying to change too much of a perfect thing. Javi Martinez being left out early on might have been his biggest mistake, but a manager like Guardiola realizes at some point that despite all of his ego, there are some things he shouldn’t let his pride decide on. More

Pep Guardiola

Bayern Munich – Mario Götze & Thiago Alcantara Raise Many Questions

Posted on 15 Jul, 2013, by in Soccer

There’s a good chance Bayern Munich are finally done adding players, but the arrivals of Mario Götze & Thiago Alcantara raise a lot of questions regarding the tactics Pep Guardiola is planning to use, and the future use and roles of Javi Martinez, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller, Arjen Robben and Mario Mandzukic. More