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Jason Pettigrove

European football journalist specialising in La Liga. Member of Sports Journalist’s Association, Football Writers’ Association and International Sports Press Association.

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Could Mike Phelan Be The Director Of Football That Manchester United Need?
For far too long now, those who make up the executive boards of football clubs have been content to take a short-term view on what’s…
Interview With Pedro Gomez Cardona, The Coach Bringing Spanish Style To Bahrain
One of the coaches that helped get Spain to the pinnacle of world football in 2010, Pedro Gómez Carmona might not be a household name,…
Following Astonishing Barcelona Success, Is The Famed La Masia Dying A Slow Death?
Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy has always been the benchmark for quality in terms of academy players.Right back since the days of Johan Cruyff, the…
How Gareth Bale Is Stepping Up For Real Madrid After Cristiano Ronaldo Exit
Though Roma have had a poor start to their 2018/19, all of the pressure in this game was on Real Madrid.The pre-match narrative surrounded how…
Football  / Will Real Madrid Start Casemiro?
Real Madrid v Roma: 3 Things To Watch As Los Blancos Begin Champions League Defence
The journey to a fourth successive Champions League – unprecedented in the modern era – begins for Real Madrid on Wednesday night, at home to…
Lionel Messi Repositions Himself As World's Best With Barcelona Rout Of PSV Eindhoven
When the best player in the world, perhaps the best to ever play the game, is in the kind of form he showed against PSV…
Football  / Expect Fireworks If Barca Click Against PSV
3 Things To Look For When Barcelona Meet PSV Eindhoven In The Champions League
The Champions League is back! One of the favourites for the trophy this year, Barcelona, entertain PSV Eindhoven who are back in the competition after…
Football  / Simeone's Side Hit Early Trouble In La Liga
Atleti Drop Points - Should Diego Simeone Be Worried?
After a last-minute equaliser from debutante Borja Garces saved their blushes against Eibar at the Wanda Metropolitano, Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid already find themselves seven…
Football  / Brazilian Adds Steel To Madrid Silk
Casemiro The Unsung Hero For Real Madrid
The San Mames played host to one of the best matches so far in La Liga this season. Athletic Club can consider themselves unfortunate not…
Football  / Coutinho Stakes Claims To Camp Nou Greatness
Philippe Coutinho Is Barcelona's Galactico
There was a time in the not too distant past where certain ‘experts’ were scathing of Barcelona’s decision to make Philippe Coutinho their most expensive…
Athletic Club v Real Madrid - 3 Things To Watch
As Real Madrid look to keep pace with Barcelona at the top of the La Liga table, they couldn’t really have asked for a better…
Real Sociedad v Barcelona - 3 Things To Watch
One of Barcelona’s toughest games of each season has come unusually early in the campaign. A trip to Anoeta and a date with Real Sociedad…
Football  / Barca Salute #Serg10 As He Reaches Milestone
Sergio Busquets Celebrates 10 Year Barcelona Milestone And Closes In On Another
In years to come, this period of time at Barcelona is likely to be defined as the ‘Messi era,’ though there’s one player who is…
No More Question Marks Over Luis Enrique For Spain
After Spain demolished Croatia in Elche on Tuesday night, and coming so soon after an accomplished performance at Wembley against England, it’s odd to think…
Football  / Changes Afoot At Camp Nou
Barcelona No Longer Sing The National Team's Tune
Although it’s been a decade since Spain’s golden era began, it’s only been in the recent past that Barcelona’s influence on the national side has…
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