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Mark Griffiths

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Mark Griffiths is a commentator with 25 years experience behind the microphone and is also a freelance football writer who, apart from a regular newspaper column, has had his work published in When Saturday Comes and regularly writes on Spanish football for Forza Futbol. It was during his statistically-challenged stint as Wales schoolboys' goalkeeper that he realised that writing about the game was a lot easier than actually playing it! You can read more of his work at PeripheralVision.me
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La Liga: The spectre of match fixing looms

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A week after the claims of match fixing in La Liga, this weekend sees a rematch of perhaps last season's most controversial match.
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As Deportivo collapse, Valerón gently fades from view

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Juan Carlos Valerón: The career of football's more delicate talents of the last couple of decades is going to end in sadly subdued circumstances.
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Can only Klopp crack the Sahin enigma?

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Bundesliga returned last weekend, and in the process welcomed back its player of the year from two seasons ago. Nuri Sahin.

Napoli’s arbitrary punishment only encourages the conspiracy theorists

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As the dust settles on Napoli’s punishment over an aborted match fix three seasons ago, the simmering sense of resentment built up over years of enmity with the north shows no sign of abating.

Spy Versus Spy As Mourinho Finds Madrid’s Not Forever

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It’s one of those expressions that work equally well in Spanish and English: “Mourinho Tira La Toalla A 22 Jornadas Del Final” – “Mourinho...

Messi makes history, but a Betis star is born

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Messi made headlines this weekend but the 18-year-old Betis youngster, Alvaro Vadillo, has proved to be a hot prospect.

Juventus’ sudden vulnerability throws Serie A open

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Winning is a habit, we're told. Juventus are finding that losing is too.

Javier Aguirre Takes on Espanyol’s Mission Impossible

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Harry Redknapp isn't the only veteran to take on a dysfunctional bottom of the table side this week, Mexican coach J. Aguirre has taken on a massive job at Espanyol.

The inevitable demise of Jose Antonio Reyes

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When Jose Antonio Reyes scored the faster goal in the history of the Seville derby, it seemed too good to be true. Is Reyes coming back... or is it a false dawn?