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  • FootballPhoto of BANNED! Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid

    BANNED! Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid

      Both Madrid clubs Real and Atletico have been banned by FIFA from registering any new players for 2 transfer windows over breach of rules considering signing minors. The ban doesn’t cover the current January window, which gives them about 2 weeks to sort things out. That is big BIG news. Atletico will obviously be more affected by the ban…

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    Will Zidane be Madrid’s Messiah?

    I’ve never been very complimentary towards Real Madrid when it comes to the way Florentino Perez runs the club and don’t see that changing. His latest gambit? Sacking Rafa and appointing Zidane. I said at the start of the season that Benitez won’t last very long but even I was surprised when he was sacked even before Madrid got knocked…

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  • FootballPhoto of Outgunned Out-Thought and Thoroughly Outclassed: Real Madrid

    Outgunned Out-Thought and Thoroughly Outclassed: Real Madrid

      In a fashion true to their style, Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez was put under all sorts of pressure coming into the El Clasico. Some sections of the media even speculating about his future at the club, despite having lost only 1 match! Such is the nature of the club. All the controversy surrounding their manager and their best…

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  • FootballPhoto of 5 Reasons why Benitez could click at Madrid

    5 Reasons why Benitez could click at Madrid

    In my last piece I said replacing Ancelloti with Benitez was a big mistake, and I do believe that. I think Ancelloti is manager of a different class altogether. But there are however, certain qualities in Benitez and R.Madrid, that make them compatible. A match that could work well and make me eat my words. Tactical Astuteness When it comes…

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  • FootballPhoto of 5 Worst Blunders by Florentino Perez

    5 Worst Blunders by Florentino Perez

    Florentino Perez is perhaps one of the most widely talked about presidents in world football. In charge of all ins and outs of one of the most decorated clubs in the world, he is expected to take some big decisions season in-season out. Under his presidency, Madrid have won everything there is to win in European football, yet he cannot…

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    Iker Casillas: A Look Back at a Trophy-Laden Career

    Little did the nine-year-old son of a civil servant and a hairdresser know as he entered Real Madrid’s youth system in 1990 that, 25 year on, he would leave the Los Merengues first team as the club’s second-highest all-time appearance maker, winner of five La Liga titles and three UEFA Champions League careers spread over a glorious 16-year career in…

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