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David Cartilidge

David Cartlidge is a Spanish football expert based in the country, covering all levels of the game from youth to international. You can find his work at beIN Sports, FourFourTwo and more.

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Football  / What Are Sevilla's Strengths And Weaknesses?
Sevilla's 4 Key Areas That Manchester United Must Dominate If They Are To Progress
There’s almost a mirror image between the two teams as Sevilla and Manchester United arrive into this tie. It has been a frustrating season for…
Jonathan Viera Joining Beijing Guoan Is A Huge Loss For La Liga
It’s not the first time he’s left the nest, and he might even return again one day, but Jonathan Viera’s latest exit from Las Palmas…
Unai Emery's Tactics Left PSG Exposed As Real Madrid Came Alive In The Champions League
If they weren’t up for this one, then maybe Real Madrid were dead after all. Alas, on the biggest night of their season they proved…
Football  / PSG Have Global Ambitions
Why A Champions League Win Over Real Madrid Would Be Such A Big Deal For PSG
“Here’s a look at what you could’ve won” springs to mind when Real Madrid face PSG in the Champions League this week. Make no mistake…
Football  / A Surprising Move In Spain
Battle Lines Redrawn In The Basque Country
And just like that, the battle lines were redrawn… A rivalry that maybe simmers more than boils over, has suddenly had the heat on its…
Watford's New State Of Gracia
Watford may be going continental once again with the appointment of Javi Gracia, but there is more than meets the eye with this one. Often…
Football  / Where Next For N'Zonzi?
Premier League Clubs Chase Sevilla Wantaway Steven N'Zonzi
He might’ve arrived in the Premier League as an unknown, but Steven N’Zonzi could potentially return as one of the best midfielders in Europe. A…
Valencia Are Serious Contenders In The La Liga Title Race After Draw With Barcelona
It was billed as a title decider and even walking around Mestalla in the hours leading up to the game, it had the feel of…
Valencia v Barcelona Preview: An Early Season Title Decider At The Mestalla
It has been some time since Valencia considered themselves part of a La Liga title race, but it’s a situation they might well now have…
Football  / Strange Days In Madrid ...
Nobody Knows What To Expect From This Madrid Derby
These are strange, unsettling times in Madrid. An emotional sapping clash isn’t exactly what the doctor ordered for a pair of teams clearly under the…
The Five Best Players From The Under-17 World Cup
With the dust settling on an exciting Under-17 World Cup, it’s time to pick out the players that stood out the most across the course…
Football  / Will Spain Shake Off Their World Cup Hoodoo?
Spain's U17's Aiming To Make History As They Face England U17's In World Cup Final
One of the great conveyer belts in European football continues to roll on, and on Saturday it’s up to England to bring it to a…
Valencia Are Finally Realising Their Massive Potential
Valencia know a thing or two about false dawns. So much so, it feels as though there is a permanent one hanging over the Spanish…
Emerging Lucas Hernandez Is Atletico Madrid's Quiet Achiever
Some people work best in silence, and it’s clear Lucas Hernandez is one of those people. Actions it seems, hold more weight than words for…
Borja Mayoral Is Capable Of Becoming Real Madrid's Number One Striker
Opportunities for young players hardly grow on trees at Real Madrid, but Borja Mayoral has found himself under a branch with plenty of low hanging…
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