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Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid: Copa Del Rey Preview

Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid: Copa Del Rey Preview

The 2013 Copa del Rey Final has an all-Madrid flavor to it this year as Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will square off at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid. Both clubs have nothing left to play for with their league finishes set in stone with Real in second and Atletico in third in La [...]

Arsenal and Juventus to Battle for £22 Million Real Madrid Striker Gonzalo Higuain

Arsenal and Juventus to Battle for £22 Million Real Madrid Striker Gonzalo Higuain

As the end of domestic seasons loom all around Europe, the summer transfer window  and all of its wonderful rumors and tidbits of news swarm and pellet every surface of social media outlets. One of the freshest chunks of news links two heavyweights of Europe: Real Madrid and Arsenal. Spanish newspaper, Sport.es, broke the news [...]

Real Madrid Contact Carlo Ancelotti and Further Confirm Jose Mourinho’s Departure

Real Madrid Contact Carlo Ancelotti and Further Confirm Jose Mourinho’s Departure

The managerial merry-go round has commenced as some of Europe’s top clubs have already started window shopping ahead of the 2013-2014 season. Jose Mourinho has been linked with Chelsea again, Sir Alex Ferguson has retired, David Moyes has left Everton, and now, Real Madrid appear to be courting Paris St-Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian [...]

Cristiano Ronaldo: All 200 of His Goals in One Video

Cristiano Ronaldo: All 200 of His Goals in One Video

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated another Real Madrid victory this past weekend scoring his 200th goal for Los Blancos. The former Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon attacker has enjoyed an incredible return since joining Spanish giants Real Madrid in 2009. Since arriving, he’s scored 146 goals in 134 La Liga matches. The below video highlights all 200 [...]

Five Worldwide Football Matches You Should Watch this Weekend

Five Worldwide Football Matches You Should Watch this Weekend

With the news of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement still being digested by many, as well as rampant speculation regarding the future of Jose Mourinho in Spain, it’s safe to say that it’s been a pretty eventful week in football so far. And with the weekend on the horizon, we can now look ahead to the [...]

Manchester United Prepare a Dream Return for Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United Prepare a Dream Return for Cristiano Ronaldo

It is becoming increasingly difficult to keep Manchester United out of the headlines in the last few days. Even before the dust has settled after Ferguson’s retirement, United are already in the headlines in trying to bring one of their former stars back to Old Trafford. It has been four years since the departure of [...]

Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid’s Goalkeeping Situation – A Statistical Look

Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid’s Goalkeeping Situation – A Statistical Look

Jose Mourinho has made headlines this week with some of the more interesting quotes of his career. Not only has he responded to quotes from Barcelona rival Andres Iniesta, he’s also gone as far as calling his own players out. After Portuguese defender Pepe hit back at Mourinho essentially calling his comments about Casillas disrespectful, [...]

The Verbal War in Spain: A Look at Jose Mourinho’s Recent Comments

The Verbal War in Spain: A Look at Jose Mourinho’s Recent Comments

Jose Mourinho hasn’t done anything recently to suggest that he’ll be staying in Madrid for much longer. His comments right after Real Madrid’s exit to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League were cut short but left many imagining that the Portuguese tactician should be on his way soon. He’s started verbally sparring with rivals recently [...]

Jose Mourinho’s Latest Comments Cloud His Real Madrid Future

Jose Mourinho’s Latest Comments Cloud His Real Madrid Future

Jose Mourinho’s future at Real Madrid has been discussed throughout the season and has only heated up as the summer nears. The manager of Los Blancos has been looked upon under a microscope throughout his career but has never been afraid to speak his mind. Just last week, the Portuguese tactician revealed that his decision [...]

Time For Jose Mourinho To Move On From Real Madrid

Time For Jose Mourinho To Move On From Real Madrid

If you follow world football in any sort of fashion, you know who Jose Mourinho is. One of the managers who transcends just coaching, Mourinho has been one of the most successful managers of this era. One look at a list of Mourinho’s accomplishments and one can’t help but admire the manager. Mourinho has seven [...]

Real Madrid Eliminated in the UCL Semifinals for the Third Consecutive Season

Real Madrid Eliminated in the UCL Semifinals for the Third Consecutive Season

At Santiago Bernabeu, Borussia Dortmund managed to achieve, for the second time in history, the UEFA Champions League final, 16 years after winning the competition. Real Madrid’s late efforts (83′ and 88′) were not enough to advance. After Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona, José Mourinho loses in the Semifinals. The Santiago Bernabeu was a volcano [...]

English Football Weekly Wrap: Relegation Special, Jose Mourinho’s Return, Lessons from Germany

English Football Weekly Wrap: Relegation Special, Jose Mourinho’s Return, Lessons from Germany

In my weekly column on SWOL, I take a look back at the weekend’s English Premier League and domestic cup action and the talking points that it throws up, as well as any significant news related to English football at large. Follow me @theredarmchair for regular updates throughout the week. EPL Round 35 Recap: QPR, Reading Gone; [...]

Could Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger Be On His Way to PSG This Summer?

Could Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger Be On His Way to PSG This Summer?

French club PSG have invested heavily in players over the last couple of transfer windows, and they are believed to be increasingly confident about getting Arsene Wenger in the summer. The Frenchman has just over a year left on his contract with the Premier League club. Like never before, there have been huge question marks [...]

Video: Jose Mourinho Nearly Reveals Where He’ll Be Next Season

Video: Jose Mourinho Nearly Reveals Where He’ll Be Next Season

In ITV’s post-match coverage of Real Madrid’s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund, Jose Mourinho nearly revealed where he’d be be managing next season after being asked whether or not he’d be in Madrid. Mourinho replied, “Maybe not” when asked if he’d be with Real Madrid next season and was then abruptly cut off when [...]

Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund Highlights: Too Little Too Late for Los Blancos

Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund Highlights: Too Little Too Late for Los Blancos

Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund Highlights Two second half goals made for a very dramatic end to Real Madrid’s second leg against German power Borussia Dortmund, but it was too little too late for Jose Mourinho’s men. After suffering a 4-1 defeat in Dortmund, Madrid needed at least a 3-0 victory in Spain to ensure [...]

Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund Live Match Commentary

Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund Live Match Commentary

Real Madrid host Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of the first Champions League semi-final. Dortmund currently possess a 4-1 lead in aggregate but a 3-0 victory will see Real Madrid through to the finals. Can they do it? They’ll have to stop Robert Lewandowski if they plan on doing so, but a home-field advantage [...]