La Liga

Atleti are back!

Well back with a win at least. Atletico had travelled to Galicia without a win in in almost a month but Kevin Gameiro pounced on a loose ball to put Atletico ahead against the run…

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Spain’s Surprise Package

Each season, from the top leagues around Europe there tends to be at least one surprise package. This can be as extreme as Leicester City winning the league or Juventus failing to wrap up another…


Just how good is Isco?

“Poor” Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has insisted that Isco is too poor a player to thrive at Real Madrid. I disagree. ‘Many people will say Isco is a typical Arsenal player,’ Balague said on…


The Madrid Derby – Preview

Introduction It may not be El Classico but it’s my second favourite game in La Liga…the Madrid derby at the Bernabeu this coming Saturday . The two rivals, 10 points apart, meet this weekend in…


The Surprise Package – La Liga

On the pre-season pod, when discussing La Liga, I tipped our listeners to put some money on Sevilla et each way for the title. In betting terms, you’re putting half your money on them finishing…



Alfredo Di Stefano Pichichi Awards – La Liga

Monday night saw the Alfredo Di Stefano Pichichi awards in Madrid this is an award night for the success of the players from La Liga. The Worlds biggest players attended Mondays show-piece in the Spanish…


Valencia vs Atletico Madrid Preview

On our Podcast I mentioned that this game coming up in la liga intrigues me- Valencia will look to extend their two game winning streak against undefeated Atletico Madrid at the Mestalla Stadium on Sunday,…


Athletic Bilbao vs. Barcelona – Preview

Bilbao are scheduled to host back-to-back La Liga champions FC Barcelona at the San Mamés Stadium this coming weekend Athletic Club failed to continue the momentum from last season with a loss to Sporting, meanwhile…


Player Profiles: Alvaro Morata

Real Madrid unveil summer signing Alvaro Morata. I’ll be the first to admit I expected more from Spain in this European tournament. Arguably the most talented squad, failed to perform when it mattered, although credit…


ALAVI’S La Liga Team of the Year 2015/16

As the final day of the La liga Season approaches and the big two go head to head- Here is Alavi’s best 11 of the 2015/16 season Jan Oblak- Athelico Madrid Mario Gaspar- Villareal, Godin-…


‘Squeaky Barca Time’… Alavi talks La Liga

A few weeks ago I sent my fellow SSN host the following message “Shame the el classico won’t mean much in terms of the title race, it’s already over”………….I was wrong. To be fair, I…