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The city of Pamplona may be located in the autonomous community of Navarre but its history is one of common tradition with the mysterious Basque people in the region next door. It is the single city of the area where the Basque language has historically been spoken on the Iberian Peninsula that was successfully conquered by the Romans. The fact that the modern city is not located within the boundaries of the Basque region may be the single greatest legacy of Roman interaction with the Basques that resisted the marauding empire.

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The Football club of Pamplona, Club Atlético Osasuna, has achieved promotion back to La Liga. We would like to congratulate all employees, fans and associates of the club on doing so.

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Spain is Different

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“Spain is Different” is an English-language phrase that our Iberian cousins commonly use among themselves whenever they idly summarise their country’s foibles and idiosyncrasies over an late afternoon drink. Take half an hour to sit and chat to your Spanish host about their customs and traditions over a crisp caña or smooth sherry and you will inevitably be told those exact three words eventually.

As ever at FBTG, we like to look at world cultures through the lens of Football fandom. Is Spain Different when it comes to the way in which their fans behave at games? Oh yes, and we have decided to comprise a small list of the little things you will pick up on at a game in Galicia, an away-day in Andalusia, a cup-tie in Catalonia or Continue reading

Manzanilla & the Atlético Sanluqueño Story

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In exotically named Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Sevilla Atlético arrived at the Estadio el Palmar confident of three easy points. The outfit that forms part of the Sevilla FC organisation did not assume that local outfit Atlético Sanluqueño CF, embroiled in the relegation battle from their group in La Segunda B, would put up much of a fight. Somewhat surprisingly, a Continue reading