Why Roberto Soldado Deserves Praise for his Start to Life at Villarreal, Despite a Lack of Goals

For a man who scored 16 goals in 76 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur, Roberto Soldado’s late-career revival never seemed as it would happen by a mere switching of settings – even if it did include a return to his home region of Valencia. At 30 years of age, the best version of Soldado is likely[…]

Talent Radar: 5 of the Worlds Most Talented Young Centre Backs

Podcasts, forums, opinion articles and talk shows almost always clash over the standards of todays defending. Are attackers simply much better than they were a decade ago when Italian Serie A sides were disappointed to let one goal in. Do attackers get the benefit of the doubt for big decisions? Or are defenders simply getting[…]

REVITALISED ROBERTO SOLDADO HANDSOMELY REPAYING VILLARREAL

On a beautiful Friday night in Villarreal, at Estadio El Madrigal, the Yellow Submarines produced a stirring second half comeback to sink a desperately unlucky Espanyol outfit 3-1. Fittingly, the key instigator in their unlikely triumph was undoubtedly the much derided, highly criticised Roberto Soldado. It had to be him. After a horror spell at[…]

VILLARREAL’S EXEMPLARY SUMMER

In a market which over inflated prices for mediocre players is very much normality, it’s incredibly hard to find any type of transfer value. However, deep in the Valencian community of Spain Villarreal have done just that. After suffering three massive losses over the summer, the Yellow Submarine undertook a massive rebuilding project as their[…]

5 UNDERSTATED TRANSFERS IN LA LIGA THIS SUMMER

As the glitz and glamour of the Barclays Premier League transfer window edges into it’s final week, excitement is at fever pitch as cash-laden clubs scour Europe for the next big money deal. Whilst Jim White is feverishly running around the Sky Sports News studio from one touch screen to another, the mood over in[…]