Monthly Archives: August 2012

What’s Behind the Basque Mess?

Athletic Bilbao won fans everywhere last year with a dynamic style of play that always entertained. Led by the mercurial Argentine coach Marcelo Bielsa, Bilbao featured a great blend of young starlets (Javi Martinez, Iker Muniain) and experienced players (Andoni…

How Does Luka Modric Fit in Madrid?

Real Madrid spent about $42 million to bring the little Croatian to the Bernabeu, so a little bit of thought must have gone into this move. At the moment, it appears that Luka has a comfortable place between Cajellon and…

Tottenham Gets Some Moussa

Excellent signing for Spurs from a Fulham side that inexplicably failed to raise his 15 million pound buy-out clause. Moussa Dembele has been the subject of much admiration and speculation over the past few weeks. He played particularly well in…

Midnight Raid

Bayern Munich’s signing of Javi Martinez was a smart ploy, sure to have a profound impact. Bilbao should not be too upset; after all, the player activated his $50 million buy-out clause with German cash, something that both Man City…

What Van Persie Signing Means for Man Utd

Sir Alex Ferguson has made an exception to his rule for an exceptional talent. Manchester United’s manager has moved away from his zealous investment in the younger market to sign Robin van Persie. Ferguson’s transfer mantra in recent seasons has…