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Zidane must start Real Madrid rotation to have chance of La Liga and Champions League titles

By Karl Matchett. Zinedine Zidane has had a relatively straight-forward early path in top-tier management with Real Madrid, with five games against bottom-half or mid-table La Liga sides yielding four wins and a draw before his first big test, a…

Nike Versus Adidas: Who Made the Better 2015/16 Football Kits?

There may be a few other kit manufacturers on the battlefield—like Puma or the newly involved New Balance—but for the most part, Adidas and Nike are the rulers of the football kit market. Ahead of the 2015/16 season, these two…

Hire and Fire a Management Problem in English Football

The 2015/16 football campaign is barely half done at this point, and the English Premier League has already been a bloodbath in terms of management shakeups. Liverpool sacked Brendan Rodgers; Aston Villa fired Tim Sherwood; Sunderland dismissed Dick Advocaat; Meanwhile,…

Three areas for Real Madrid to address before transfer ban takes effect

By Karl Matchett. Real Madrid are still challenging in La Liga and the Champions League this season, but know they are facing a transfer ban for up to two windows, currently due to start in summer but which may be…

Five out-of-favour La Liga players who could be shrewd winter acquisitions

By Ameen Rabbani. As we enter the final week of the January transfer window, clubs around Europe will undoubtedly be looking to La Liga in the hope of finding a winter bargain to bolster their squads for the six months that…