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Living in Madrid, writing on football for ESPN, Irish Examiner, WSC, Whoscored & Unibet and talking about football for Newstalk and others.

Dermot Corrigan's La Liga Betting: Madrid To Squeeze Past Bilbao — La Liga leaders Real Madrid travel to the Basque country with doubts about their resilience having resurfaced in last weekend's 1-1 home draw with Villarreal. Carlo Ancelotti's side had seemed to have overcome their dodgy start to 2015, but again struggled to impose themselves, especially in midfield.

Ronaldo uses stylist on waxwork of himself — Cristiano Ronaldo and his camp have been keen to sell us the idea that while on the pitch he has superstar powers, away from the game he is just a normal guy who is not over-obsessed with his personal image.

Ronaldo uses make-up on waxwork of himself — Cristiano Ronaldo and his camp have been keen to sell us the idea that while on the pitch he has superstar powers, away from the game he is just a normal guy who is not over-obsessed with his personal image.

Player Focus: Reformed Pepe Tamed by Ancelotti's Calming Influence — Real Madrid and Portugal centre-back Pepe is widely regarded as one of world football's most infamous pantomime villains - with a reputation stemming from a long rap sheet of incidents over the last decade in both La Liga and international football. Most notoriously, Pepe received a 10...

Fan chants put Spain to shame — Ambiguous reactions in Spain to Real Betis fan chants, which caused dismay outside the country, have again shown how the idea of collective responsibility is missing at most La Liga clubs. The chants in question relate to a legal case involving Ruben Castro, of Segunda Division club Betis, who will soon appear in court charged with assaulting and threatening his ex-girlfriend on numerous occasions.

Ancelotti defends Isco in Madrid draw with Villarreal, Barca back in business — Five thoughts gleaned from La Liga's weekend fixtures as Real Madrid were held by Villarreal at the Bernabeu, while Barcelona continued to bounce back with a win over Granada and Atletico were held by European-chasing Sevilla. 1.

Dermot Corrigan's La Liga Betting: Sevilla To Test Atletico Title Credentials — This should be a really good game, and will likely be a very even contest. Sevilla are unbeaten at the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan in over a year [20 matches], and despite some slips away from home recently, still see themselves as potential top-four challengers.

Barcelona tough it out to earn a valuable three points vs. Granada — GRANADA, Spain -- Three quick thoughts from Barcelona's 3-1 win over Granada in La Liga at the Nuevo Los Carmenes on Saturday. 1. Barcelona tough it out Barcelona were far from their fluid best here, but goals from Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi were enough to get three valuable points, with Granada's reply coming from a second-half Javi Marquez penalty.

Commissioner Don Garber still hopeful MLS season starts on time — BOSTON -- Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber says he is still hopeful the season will start on time, even as the professional soccer league and its players head into the last week of their offseason without a collective bargaining agreement.

Real Salt Lake owner fined Dell Loy Hansen for calling MLS free agency 'waste of time' — With negotiations between MLS and the MLS Players Union on a new collective bargaining agreement at a critical juncture, the league announced on Friday that Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen has been fined for comments related to the ongoing talks.
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Mar 06, 2015

@pile_of_eggs ha! I can see the link there alright... think it all just went away in end... was good story tho...

Mar 06, 2015

Otamendi adding to his superhuman reputation by already being back training after serious ankle sprain last weekend:…

Mar 06, 2015

Preview @unibet reckons Madrid will face a battle at Athletic tomorrow, but will prob squeeze out narrow win:…

Mar 06, 2015

And even Pepe really, really, enjoying twice nutmegging Marcelo inside a few seconds:…

Mar 06, 2015

While on topic... Ronaldo doing something similar to James when he was new-boy at Madrid:…

Mar 06, 2015

Bale didnt take long to fit in Madrid's rondos in fairness. Weeks after arriving he was already embarrassing Ronaldo:…

Mar 06, 2015

Bale on need to impress at Madrid training given potential for embarrassment in front of other galacticos:…

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