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EURO 2012 Preview #4: Del Bosque tries to add even more central midfielders November 16, 2011

Posted by Alex Tomchak Scott in Euro 2012, Spanish soccer.
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Spain is a team for purists. I’m not having this participation by the likes of Sergio Ramos and David Villa. Look it up: they are not central midfielders. For the pure expression of Spain’s style, you need more than they’ve been playing. Pep Guardiola’s experiments with six central midfielders are brave, but they’re not enough. Spain needs more. Vicente Del Bosque knows this. This is what he has in store:

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La Liga is here, Earthlings take notice. August 28, 2011

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Ronaldo on his way to bagging 3 in a 6-0 Route of Zaragoza

Ronaldo already has his first hat trick of the season in route to Madrid’s 6-0 dismantling of Zaragoza. Along with that there is this video circling the web, or at least Andres Iniesta’s social media outlets. Apparently this is supposed to gear us up for the campaign to come. I do not in fact speak Spanish, but I’m assuming Iniesta and Casillas are fighting over the rotation of the earth, or possibly attempting to create their own gravitational pull?  Whatever it is, here is the video

Spain scores but Iker still looks like doodoo June 21, 2010

Posted by michaeltomlinson in Spanish soccer, Uncategorized, World Cup 2010.
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David Villa minutes after blasting a 35 yard shot off the cross bar found the back of the net. Strategically cutting between 2 Honduran defenders and beating the last with a sliding finish into the top corner giving the tournament one of it’s best goals. despite the quick start from the Barcelona/Real Madrid spit squad Iker Casillas continued is peculiarly bad ways. Early on he again broke up an attempt by choosing to use his feet once more, the same tactic which could be blamed for the Swiss’s only goal. It isn’t just that his physical goal keeping has been struggling but his psychy seems a bit shot and  his control over the defensive positioning is lacking from what you’d expect a top keeper to portray. But alas it is in the 37th minute and Spain is up 1-0. A couple more goals leading up to the vital contest vs Chile could be useful heading into a probable 3 way tie  on 6 points.