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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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The Expected Spain Starting XI v Iran
Jason Pettigrove
The Sportsman Reporter
With the second round of group fixtures already upon us, Spain will know that a positive result against Iran on Tuesday night will, almost certainly,…
10:12
Football
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Spanish Giants A Sight To Savour
Jason Pettigrove
The Sportsman Reporter
Although Portugal, or more precisely Cristiano Ronaldo, denied Spain an opening day victory at this World Cup, there was no doubting the quality throughout the…
10:31
Football
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There Is Still A Use For Diego Costa...
Jason Pettigrove
The Sportsman Reporter
When you think of the way Spain play football nowadays, probably the first phrase that will pop into your head is ‘tiki-taka.’ It was coined…
09:30
Football
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Why The World Cup Isn't Just About The Two Greatest Players
Jason Pettigrove
The Sportsman Reporter
A few days into World Cup 2018 and already this is shaping up to be some tournament. Despite warnings that there would be trouble, so…
21:23
Football
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Portugal v Spain Review: Manchester United's David De Gea At Fault
Jason Pettigrove
The Sportsman Reporter
Both Spain and Portugal must be congratulated on providing the most wonderful advert for football. So often with a big build up, the main event…
13:08
Football
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Portugal V Spain: Will Ronaldo Get The Better Of Ramos?
Jason Pettigrove
The Sportsman Reporter
Just two days into World Cup 2018, and one of the expected ‘games of the tournament’ takes place. Spain vs Portugal is always going to…
16:05
Football
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Big Challenges For Fernando Hierro
Jason Pettigrove
The Sportsman Reporter
It seems odd to be Spain’s discussing weaknesses when they’re unbeaten in 20 matches. But following the dramatic events of Wednesday when Julen Lopetegui was…
09:51
Football
football
A Surprise Choice For Real - But A Good One
Jason Pettigrove
The Sportsman Reporter
Well, well, well. Julen Lopetegui will be the new coach of Real Madrid and will take up his position after the World Cup. It’s safe…
09:04
Football
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Is Griezmann Showing A Lack Of Ambition?
Jason Pettigrove
The Sportsman Reporter
It’s already become one of the transfer soap operas of the summer, but at least there would appear to be an imminent resolution to what…
10:58
Football
football
Spain Struggle To Tunisia Victory
Jason Pettigrove
The Sportsman Reporter
Taking nothing away from Tunisia, but if Spain could’ve been bothered to get out of first gear during Saturday night’s friendly in Krasnodar, they would’ve…
09:30
Football
football
Barca Have A New Sporting Director
Jason Pettigrove
The Sportsman Reporter
As appointments go, there’s no doubt whatsoever that Eric Abidal’s will be universally popular. The Frenchman has just been unveiled as Barcelona’s new sporting director…
19:00
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Spain Will Be A Force To Be Reckoned With In Russia
Jason Pettigrove
The Sportsman Reporter
No point in reading anything into Spain’s draw against Switzerland. Yes, David De Gea made an error, his first in an age, and yes, Rodrigo…
11:00
Football
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A Huge Signing For Barcelona!
Jason Pettigrove
The Sportsman Reporter
The news that Samuel Umtiti has renewed his Barcelona contract until 2023 will come as a huge sigh of relief to the club’s supporters. Though…
10:47
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Does Dembele Still Have A Future With Barca?
Jason Pettigrove
The Sportsman Reporter
That’s more like it! The way that Ousmane Dembele played against Italy on Friday night was reminiscent of his time at Borussia Dortmund. It harked…
20:31
Football
football
5 Key Issues For The Next Real Madrid Manager To Tackle
Jason Pettigrove
The Sportsman Reporter
Pochettino… Wenger… Allegri… Conte… the runners and riders are positioning themselves ready for a possible approach from Real Madrid. It would appear that the current…
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