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This is the second article in a superbly in-depth two-part look at the Real Madrid side of the 1980s by Michele Tossani. Featuring interviews with the members of the famed ‘Quinta del Buitre’ , the second instalment documents the later years of the ‘Quinta’ era and their desperate attempts to win Los Blancos’ seventh European Cup. Part I can be found here. Read the rest of this entry »

by Elliott

For almost a century, money and soccer lived an uneasy relationship. Teams scraped by on modest sponsorships and reliable but not cosmic TV deals. They competed for players, but dollars and cents arms races were rare. Then came the Galácticos. Read the rest of this entry »

This is the first article in a superbly in-depth two-part look at the Real Madrid side of the 1980s by Michele Tossani. Featuring interviews with the members of the famed ‘Quinta del Buitre’ , the first instalment charts the rise of the five young prodigies from Castilla hopefuls to first-team regulars. Read the rest of this entry »

The fourth and final part in the serialisation of my dissertation ‘To what extent can Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona be considered to have been political institutions in Spain during the twentieth century?’, this instalment brings together my research and draws a number of conclusions as to the extent of the two clubs’ political involvement during the twentieth century. I have also attached the bibliography at the bottom as a point of interest.

If you haven’t yet read parts onetwo or three yet then just click on the links and they’ll take you through. Read the rest of this entry »

The third part of four in the serialisation of my dissertation ‘To what extent can Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona be considered to have been political institutions in Spain during the twentieth century?’, this instalment looks in detail at the political life of Real Madrid and its supposed relationship with Franco, as well as analysing the relevance of the socio model to both clubs.

If you haven’t yet read parts one and two then just click on the links and they’ll take you through. Read the rest of this entry »

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