Granada CF had a sublime second half of the 2018/2019 La Segunda campaign, coming from 5th place in March to earn promotion back to La Liga by finishing the season in 2nd place. Yet arguably more impressive than the East Andalusian club’s hard-fought journey to Spain’s top flight has been its outrageous Continue reading
Two games in eight hours played in cities located in two different Spanish provinces? Not a problem for the FBTG crew, but it made for a tight schedule. We dedicated our recent Sunday to the Beautiful Game as it is played in the lower leagues in the Continue reading
“Are you a journalist?”. Ojalá. If only. The gentleman smiled appreciatively. “Do you know about the history of Continue reading
FBTG attended the final of the 18th running of the Trofeo de la Copa y la Venencia down at the Estadio Municipal de la Juventud. On a balmy Tuesday evening beneath a clear sky, home side Jerez Industrial CF took on the visiting Racing Club Portuense from Continue reading
When the sunset is more impressive than the actual game Continue reading
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.
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.
The referee blew, signalling time. One gentleman dressed in navy blue kicked out in frustration, two others allowed their chins to drop to their chests. One by one, all eventually turned to look in the direction of Ramon. As professional as ever, he gave away little emotion while shaking his counterpart’s hand. Yet nobody realised that this was to be his last match in charge.
Unless you are a Kiwi, the name Ramon Tribulietx is unlikely to be familiar to you. Yet his Continue reading