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Garreth Nunn

Sabotaging since 8 Aug 2012

Irish La Liga writer based in Madrid. Founded and current Editor of MadridAtleticos, an English language website on Atlético de Madrid. Writes for various other websites. Appearances on Sky Sports Radio, RMTV & other podcasts..

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Adil Rami: Everything Man Utd Need To Know Their Bargain £10m Centre Back Target

Valencia have told their French defender he’s free to leave the club, and after a move to AC Milan stalled, he’s been offered to Old Trafford for £10m. Here’s what United fans can expect….

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Everton: Under Martinez We’re Finally Real Contenders For Champions League Spots

Under Moyes we were the perennial over-achievers but now we’re genuine contenders, knocking in goals from all over the pitch and playing fantastic football.

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Koke To Man United? La Liga Expert On Why €24m Would Be An Absolute Bargain

Forcing out a crappy win vs. Hull is not where United want to find themselves, they need to sign quality – and Atletico’s Koke has just that…

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Karim Benzema: La Liga Expert On Why Arsenal Should Break The Bank

With deadline day looming, Arsenal fans are increasingly desperate that they won’t sign anyone. Here’s why they should move heaven and earth to bring Benzema in…

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Sergi Roberto: Why The Barca Prodigy & Spurs Target Is PL Ready

With his playing time limited at Barcelona, the industrious young box-to-box midfielder Sergi Roberto could kick start a glittering career at Tottenham…

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Sport

The 5 Vital Issues Spain Must Address To Win the 2014 World Cup

World Cup holders Spain still have an incredible team but, unless they address some serious issues, they’re going to come up short in Brazil next summer.

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Victor Valdes: La Liga Expert On Why Arsenal Need To Beat Monaco To His Signature

Unwilling to extend his stay at the Camp Nou, Arsenal need to move for Valdes now if they’re to secure the leader they’ve been desperately lacking for a while.

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Ex Spurs Man Bale & The 20 Best Attacking Midfielders In Europe Right Now – Part Two

Bale makes it into the top ten but who else joins him?

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Spurs Target Rodriguez & The 20 Best Attacking Midfielders in Europe Right Now – Part One

He recently moved to Monaco but James Rodriguez has caught Spurs’ eye a few times over the years and he makes our list of the best attacking midfielders in Europe right now…

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Don’t Worry Dave, Spain Doesn’t Want Gibraltar (But Please Don’t Tell Anyone)

Ignoring all the fights and arguing between Spain and England, Gibraltar is actually a pretty nice place to visit. Just don’t mention the reef…

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Geoffrey Kondogbia: Here’s Why Arsenal Should Sign Sevilla’s Makelele

He’s the French wonderkid who’s the lynchpin of Sevilla’s midfield and Arsenal are the latest club to be linked. Here’s what they’ll get…

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Enzo Zidane: The Growing Pains Of Real Madrid’s Zizou Jr

Real Madrid are set to give Zidane’s son his senior chance and will be integrated in the Real Madrid C squad this season but it’s not been a straight forward journey for the talented youngster.

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Diego Costa: Why Liverpool Are Right To Pursue Atletico’s Brilliant Bad Boy Brazilian

Liverpool have submitted an offer of £21m for Atletico Madrid’s 24-year-old Brazil international striker Diego Costa. Here’s why he’s a great signing despite the mixed reviews.

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Roberto Soldado: Spanish Expert On Spurs’ New Striker

Tottenham Hotspur agree a club record £26m deal to sign Valencia’s Spain international striker Roberto Soldado. Here’s what they’re getting for their money…

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Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino: Everything You Need To Know About The New Barcelona Boss

Barcelona’s announcement of Gerard Martino as their new coach may have left many football fans scratching their heads; the Argentine is relatively unknown in Europe having spent the whole of his career in South America. However, here’s everything you need to know about the man they call ‘Tata’…

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Antonio Luna: Everything Villa Fans Need To Know About Their New Left-Back

Touted as the next Ramos, Luna has had a difficult time of it and fallen foul of the fans. If Lambert can get the best out of the versatile lefty then he could be a star, but it’s a big if…

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Luis Alberto: The New Iniesta And Liverpool’s Next World Class Midfielder

Liverpool look to be getting their business done early this summer. Next on their hit list is Sevilla and Barcelona-B loan star Luis Alberto….

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Gonzalo Higuaín: Forget Jovetic & Rooney, He’s The Man To Revitalise Arsenal

After sealing 4th, Arsene Wenger must now get the chequebook out in order to strengthen the side and he should focus on a real, rather than false, number nine…

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Jesús Navas: Spanish Expert On Manchester City’s £25 Million Winger

One of the best players in La Liga recently suggested that his future might lie outside Spain and the Etihad looks his likely destination…

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Alejandro Pozuelo: Swansea’s Next Bargain Spanish Striker

Swansea’s raid on Real Betis might not stop at midfielder José Canas. The Welsh club are also looking to also bring in teammate Alejandro Pozuelo, but with the Spaniard’s discipline in question, will The Swans be getting more than they bargained for?

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Sport

President Pérez, Not Mourinho, Is The Real Failure At Madrid

On Saturday, José Mourinho will walk out of the Santiago Bernabeu and end a chapter of his career he will likely want to forget. Should the onus of failure fall solely on the coach or is club President Florentino Pérez the one to blame?

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Thiago Alcantara: Manchester United’s Next Superstar Midfielder

With a World Cup year approaching, Thiago Alcantara is desperate to show his worth at the top level. With chances sparse at Barca, the midfield maestro is rumoured to be looking elsewhere. Man United are reportedly interested; here is everything they should know about Thiago…

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Abdelaziz Barrada: The Hidden Gem It Would Be A Crime For Arsenal To Miss

If Arsenal want to ensure that missing out on Michu is a one off – they need to snap up Getafe’s outrageously gifted Moroccan midfielder before anyone else spots him.

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Victor Ruiz: Valencia’s Centre-Back Cum Left Winger Targeted by Southampton

Valencia’s Victor Ruiz is rumoured to be targeted by Southampton’s Pochettino. Here’s what Saints fans can expect from the oddly versatile Spaniard.

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Casillas Could Be Just The Marquee Signing Arsenal Need

Real Madrid’s outstanding keeper has fallen out with Mourinho and some of the Real Madrid fans – but he loves Arsene Wenger and could possibly be just the signing Arsenal need to start competing with the big boys again.

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Jonathan dos Santos: A Spanish Expert On Barcelona’s Liverpool Target

Once seen as a possible long term Barca midfielder, Jonathan Dos Santos has recently admitted that his future may lie outside the Camp Nou with Liverpool leading the race…

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Thibaut Courtois: Chelsea Are Insane If They Let Barcelona Make Him Number One

His loan deal with Atletico Madrid is coming to an end in the summer and despite interest from Fulham, Barca want him as their long term number one…

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Ronaldo Is Football’s Thatcher & Other Lessons Learnt From Galatasaray v Real Madrid

Some proclaim him to be better than Messi, others that he’s not as good as the Madrid man, but Ronaldo is one player who continuously divides opinion in the footballing circles.

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Carlos Vela: His Goals, Assists & Attitude Prove He’s Ready For An Arsenal Return

Almost ten months ago, Carlos Vela expressed his wish to remain in Spain and never to return to England. Now he seems to be open to the idea.

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Big, Strong, Loves A Tackle: Fernando Amorebieta Can Be Arsenal’s Next Adams

Out of contract in the summer and following the poor form of Vermaelen, Fernando Amorebieta could be exactly the type of player to put Arsenal back on the path to glory.

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Alexis Sanchez: Why Arsenal Should Gamble On The Barca Flop

Supposedly made available by Barcelona, Alexis Sanchez is just the player Arsenal need to be able to challenge the top two next season…

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5 Things Barcelona Need To Do To Beat AC Milan

A two goal deficit to overturn, Barca really are up against it against Milan. Navigation to the quarter finals, however, will see stand in coach Moura go down in history with the club.

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Sofiane Feghouli: Everything Liverpool Fans Need To Know About Valencia’s Midfield Magician

With Liverpool looking to bolster their attacking ranks once the transfer window reopens, the Valencia man has been linked with a move to Anfield as part of the Rodgers Revolution.

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Diego Simeone Is The Man To Replace Arsene Wenger

After Sunday’s North London defeat, the campaign to oust Arsene Wenger gets stronger. Here’s why Atlético de Madrid Coach Diego Simeone is the man to replace the Frenchman at Arsenal.

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How Real Madrid Destroyed Barcelona And Became Kings Of El Clásico

It has taken Real Madrid years to catch Barcelona but Mourinho has finally got the Catalans figured out. There is no denying his side’s supremacy now…

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Mourinho’s Battle With Madrid Players Could Work In Their Favour Against Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has been falling out with everyone at Madrid this season but bizarrely that could be just the thing to unite the squad against Manchester United.

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Raphael Varane: Why Manchester City Should Shell Out For Real Madrid’s Laurent Blanc

The defending Premier League champions have been linked with a move for the young Frenchman and following Varane’s performance against Barcelona; City’s interest is no surprise in the man dubbed the new Fernando Hierro.

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Ex-Arsenal Man Fabregas Is A Peerless False Nine & Other El Clasico Conclusions

Raphaël Varane will be one of best defenders in the world, Fabregas is finally coming good and other conclusions from a thrilling 1-1 draw Clasico in the Copa Del Rey last night.

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David Villa Is Ageing, Off The Pace & Not The Answer To Arsenal’s Striking Problems

The Barcelona front-man has been linked with a move to the Emirates before the close of the window, but while be may’ve overcome his injury problems, Villa isn’t the man Wenger needs to lead the Arsenal front-line.

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The Methods To Prevent Arsenal & Manchester United Signing The Latest Spanish Talents

Following the Euro 2012 win, Spain are the hotbed of talent in world football. With it, clubs are taking drastic actions to halt Premier League sides from scouting the prodigious youngsters of the game.

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Mauricio Pochettino: Southampton Have Landed Themselves The Michu Of Management

Mauricio Pochettino could end being a great manager at Southampton but he will be no push over and is not afraid to take tough decisions.

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Arsenal Target Beñat Etxebarria & La Liga’s Best Bargains

There is life in the Primera Division outside of Real Madrid and Barcelona, and following the unmitigated success of Michu at Swansea City, these cut-price stars are rightfully attracting interest from across the continent.

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Roland Lamah: What Swansea Fans Can Expect From The Latest Belgian Import

The Swans have confirmed the signing the Ivory Coast-born Belgium international and having arrived with the blessing of new teammate Jonathan de Guzman, Lamah has been tipped to make an impact in the Premier League.

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Chelsea Target Falcao And The La Liga Team Of 2012

It has been another triumphant year for Spanish football, with Atletico Madrid winning the Europa League and Spain winning the Euros. Here’s the best eleven players from La Liga over the past twelve months…

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Adrián Lopez: Why Falcao’s Understudy Is Perfect For Arsenal

Arsenal have offered in the region of £10 million for Adrián, way below his buy out clause. Here’s why Arsene should find the extra moolah…

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Arsenal & Liverpool Target Isco And The 2012 La Liga Award Winners

It’s been another impressive year for football in Spain as we delve into the catacombs and pick out the winners over the past 12 months.

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Why Wenger Should Open His War Chest For Madrid Wonderkid Jose Rodriguez

There’s a new Madrid starlet that has caught the eye of the Arsenal manager; after letting Mata and Negredo go it will be harder for them to get their man-boy…

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Manchester United Should Sign Out Of Favour Özil And Give Him A Free Role

Mesut Özil, or “nemo”, took to the Spanish League like a duck to water but lately rough weather has descended on Real Madrid and rumour has it that the Germany star is considering flying away.

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Where Will Falcao Go Next? Real Madrid And Barcelona Compared

There can’t be a club in Europe that is yet to be seduced by the phenomenal performances of Radamel Falcao. But which club will eventually entice him from Atlético? Here all the contenders discussed and dissected…

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Arda Turan: Left, Right Or Centre, The Turkish Messi Will Light Up Anfield

Arda Turan has won over the hearts of fans at both Galatasary and Atletico with his non-stop work rate, mental celebrations and goosebump-inducing dribbling. Here’s why Liverpool fans will love him…

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Pablo Hernandez Signs: Here’s All You Need To Know About The New Swansea Winger

This summer has seen an exodus of homegrown talent from La Liga, and Pablo Hernández is the latest Spaniard rumoured to have joined the ever-growing Iberian contingent at Michael Laudrup’s Swansea.

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Michu: Swansea City Got Themselves A Real Bargain At La Liga’s Expense

The Spanish midfielder has started his Premier League adventure with a bang, but his €3m departure from Real Vallecano has exposed some of the real problems in Spanish football.

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The Stories Of Real Madrid’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

After a defeat against derby rivals Getafe, Real Madrid are being written off by some after just two games. Here’s why only a fool would do that.

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Santi Cazorla: The “New Robert Pires” Capable Of Conquering England

Arsenal’s new signing is worshipped by Xavi and has been compared to Ronaldinho. Here’s why he is perfect for the Gunners in every way…

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From Next Cesc To Nearest Exit: The Fran Mérida Story

Fran Mérida was rumoured to be the next big thing and for a while it looked like he might just be. Now it’s all going downhill with the player looking for a new club.

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