Browsing Xabi Alonso

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

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

Real Madrid – Cristiano Ronaldo Stands Out Even When he Isn’t Playing

Posted on 1 Sep, 2014, by in Soccer

Not playing, Cristiano Ronaldo is just as influential when he’s on the pitch. Real Madrid looked lost for most of their first loss of the season without their best player despite the kind of money spent on new players, who might not be actually better than the ones they were bought to replace. More

Real Madrid – Cristiano Ronaldo Disappearing When They Need Him the Most

Posted on 27 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

The Madrid media is looking for someone to blame as Real Madrid looked on the golden brick road towards winning a championship, but two matches and three days later finding themselves behind their two rivals. There are many to blame, and even though Cristiano Ronaldo scored in both matches, he shares a big part of it. More

Real Madrid – Cristiano Ronaldo Struggles When Teams Aren’t Afraid of Him

Posted on 15 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

One of the keys to playing well against Real Madrid? Not being afraid, yet not doing that with reckless abandonment. Being physical, being aggressive, and knowing where to press. Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t score for the first time in a league match since the loss in the Clasico. More

Real Madrid – Gareth Bale Makes us Forget All About Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted on 1 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

It took Real Madrid some time, more than half an hour, to start pulling out all the stops. The pressure, the buzz around the Santiago Bernabeu was growing slightly louder. “They can’t do it with Ronaldo, they’re doomed without him…” Gareth Bale needed some time too when he first signed with the club. A hat trick and another assist later, no one was even thinking about the Portuguese star anymore. More

Real Madrid – Cristiano Ronaldo Deserves a Better Defense

Posted on 3 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

The amazing scoring form Cristiano Ronaldo is in won’t matter if the Real Madrid defense, filled with talented yet not too intelligent players like Pepe and Marcelo keeps making things a lot more difficult than they should be as they feverishly try and catch up with the league leaders before it gets too late. More

Real Madrid – Sami Khedira Isn’t the Problem

Posted on 15 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

One of the amusing things about the La Liga is the amount of panic rising through the ranks at Real Madrid after dropping 5 points from their first 8 league matches. As it has to be someone’s fault they’re already behind Barcelona by this much, the Spanish media has turned to Sami Khedira. More

Real Madrid – Xabi Alonso Can Fix Everything

Posted on 10 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

Some thought he was on his way out of the club this summer, but even while he’s injured, Xabi Alonso is proving to be a vital piece of the Real Madrid gameplan, which doesn’t seem to be working as efficiently without him playing in the deep playmaker position. More

Juventus FC Transfer Rumors – Interested in Signing Xabi Alonso

Posted on 12 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

Italian teams are never afraid to add veteran and aging players, and it seems Juventus never tire of adding quality central midfielders to their team, with the Serie A champions showing a lot of interest in Xabi Alonso, who isn’t likely to continue with Real Madrid past this summer. More