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I know this is a little late but I wanted the hype to die down a little bit. It’s not a fluff topic and it’s not going to go away no matter how many madridistas throw themselves under the Jose Mourinho bus and plead with him to stay after the end of this season. It’s almost decided that he’ll win the league. Barcelona might win the individual battles but they’ll lose the war. It’s a war of attrition and their […]

Posted by elpresidente On Feb - 8 - 2012 6 Comments READ FULL POST

There will be no Barcelona Observer or Real Madrid Corner this week, as if anyone had anything to say other than that today the two giants in Spanish football will face each other in the second rivalry match of the campaign. Sorry, but I refuse to call this a derby match. I´m sort of a stickler for certain bits and derbies are matches between city rivals. The expectation is that José Mourinho will play it close in the first match, […]

Posted by elpresidente On Jan - 18 - 2012 2 Comments READ FULL POST

5 years ago Marcelino García Toral was on top of the world. He guided not only Recreativo de Huelva to promotion in 2006 and their best ever finish that year at 8th on the table the subsequent year, but repeated the feat at Racing Santander the following year finishing a club record 6th on table.  He turned down an opportunity to guide Valencia CF and went to the second division with Real Zaragoza to rescue that grand club. He was […]

Posted by elpresidente On Jan - 16 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Athletic Bilbao: with Pep Guardiola on a series of yearly contracts, the Spanish media continues to speculate about possible replacements should the Barcelona manager choose to follow his muse out of town. One of the names mentioned by Guardiola himself is current Athletic coach Marcelo Bielsa. It would be a return of sorts to the Ciudad Condal, as Bielsa spent a few short months in 1998 in charge of RCD Espanyol. Bielsa refuses to speak about hypothetical situations, and Athletic […]

Posted by elpresidente On Jan - 14 - 2012 1 Comment READ FULL POST

José Mourinho has been pining for an English return practically from the moment he was fired, or stepped down, or was let go by the Russian oligarch at Chelsea FC. It´s an issue that crept up when he was holiday for that year in 2007-2008, when he on the sidelines at the Giuseppe Meazza Inter, and practically from the moment he stepped foot at the Santiago Bernabéu. It´s a love-affair from the moment he stepped off the plane. He suits […]

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