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La Liga (doesn’t) kick off

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The big news here in Spain (well discounting the Pope’s visit to Madrid) is the postponement of all the games in the top two divisions due to a players’ strike called over unpaid wages.

I’ve been following events pretty closely, and writing about them for the UAE-based daily sports newspaper Sport 360. Here’s the latest Saturday morning with La Liga opening fixtures shelved as row rumbles on, and this was from Friday when the headline was Strike casts dark clouds over the start of La Liga.

As well as this I’ve been blogging away as usual in a few different places. Recent Football Ramble columns have included a look at how Valencia always manage to the ‘best of the rest’ in Spain, a deeper look in to the funny-seeming €8.6m transfer of Roberto to deep in debt Zaragoza and an admiring look at how the ‘quiet billionaires’ at Málaga are impressively building a real La Liga force.

I’ll be keeping more of this going throughout the La Liga season (when it eventually does get going). Feel free to follow me on Twitter for more links and the like.

Written by dermot

August 20th, 2011 at 11:42 am

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