Spain’s European Championship 2012 squad: A player-by-player analysis

Today Vicente del Bosque named his 23 man squad which is heading to the European Championships this summer, and as expected there is much to debate. Here are some explainations behind the presence of each player, and of course those who will be absent. GOALKEEPERS Iker Casillas: Spain’s superb number one will be appearing in…

La Liga Team of the Season 2011/2012: Midfield, Attack and Coach

In the second part of my La Liga Team of the Season 2011/2012 I look at the midfield and attack. This was probably the most difficult area to select from as there have been so many individuals excellent for their team. Hopefully I can acknowledge others’ contribution enough in the honourable mentions section. If you…

La Liga Team of the Season 2011/2012: Goalkeeper and Defence

One team, one rule: No Real Madrid or Barcelona. The best of the rest? If you like, but I prefer not to view it like that. The contribution of the following players has been substantial in terms of retaining a level of quality and depth in La Liga. For example, Chico at Real Mallorca is…

Jonathan Viera finally flies the nest

Confirmation of Jonathan Viera’s transfer to Valencia from UD Las Palmas came as little surprise, the deal had been talked about for quite some time and when Viera rejected an offer from Granada in January it became apparent he already had a deal elsewhere without another club. After all, the Andalucían club had offered Viera…