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Hugo Steckelmacher

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Hugo Steckelmacher has loved football since he can remember - indeed, his mother often jokes that he kicked so much as a baby due to his eagerness to get out of the womb and play football! Of German-Jewish descent, a rocky love-affair with Tottenham began at a young age, and his favourite players as a child were Nick Barmby and Gary Mabbutt. At the age of ten, he began to watch La Liga football and fell in love with the league and especially with the "juego bonito" of the two biggest clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Now living in Barcelona, Hugo regularly [sic] writes on La Liga and Tottenham.

Eye on Ghana: African Cup of Nations less than Touré-ffic news for FC Barcelona...

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Following the numerous articles written on the subject of the effect of the African Cup of Nations on the Premier League, shaping in particular...

La Liga January Transfers Watch: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and the rest

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Whilst the English papers continue to link all and sundry with transfers, grappling with the particularly persistent rumours of Berbatov and Anelka's moves to...

Predictions for 2008 — Spanish grapes picks of the British bunch

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Tradition dictates that as the clock counts down to midnight on New Year's Eve, Spaniards all over the Peninsula stuff twelve of those sumptuous...

Pepe: Real Madrid’s New Guardian

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Képler Laveran Lima Ferreira, known to most as just Pepe, was born in Maceló, Brazil, on the 26th of February 1983. As a defender,...

In Praise of Gudjohnsen

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The Icelandic warrior Asmund is prized for his integrity and determination. After making a pact with his fellow general and friend, Aswid, that whichever...

Juande Ramos, Ramon Monchi, Martin Jol and Damien Comolli – a synthesis

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If you North Londoners poke your heads out of your window this evening only to encounter the terrifyingly pathetic sight of a six foot...

La Liga Week 9 Predictions, Part 2: Real Madrid, Villareal, Atlético and Barcelona to...

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This preview covers Sunday's games in La Liga. For a preview of Saturday's two matches, click here. Real Madrid vs. Deportivo TV: Pay-per view in...

La Liga Weekend Predictions Part 1: Real Mallorca, Espanyol, Athletic Bilbao and Real Betis

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Saturday 27th October Saturday 27th features two interesting although low-profile games, with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla and Valencia all set to play on Sunday. Real...

Can Mark Hughes be a ‘Great’ Manager?

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In yet another turbulent week of European football and tabloid whispers, Monday and Tuesday's saw newspapers beginning to link Mark Hughes to the (now...

Chris Coleman: will the Welsh cookie crumble in the Basque oven?

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Welsh manager Chris Coleman, sacked from his last post at Fulham, was appointed manager of Real Sociedad de Fútbol in the summer of 2007,...

La Liga Preview: Real Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona and Sevilla to win

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Saturday sees a particularly interesting line-up of La Liga games, with all of the top five in action; 1st-placed Real Madrid travel to 5th-placed...

Can Those British Weaklings Cope Abroad?

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Conventional football wisdom (an oxymoron if ever there was one) has it that Brits simply do not travel well, and this despite the fact...