Elisa and Ravi had the pleasure of talking to one of the most popular english writers of Spanish football, Tim Stannard aka @LaLigaLoca.
Tim is based in Madrid contributing regularly to FourFourTwo Magazine with the daily La Liga Loca blog and Football365.com, as well as featuring in When Saturday Comes and UEFA Champions League magazine. He also works as a TV producer for a football show and has an intense dislike for Flamenco music and chickpeas. Contactable by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Topics: Duration 60 min.
1. Clasico - aftermath
- did you expect it to go the way it transpired?
- do u think Madrid can beat Barça in any of the future clasicos of this season?
- Cristiano's funk against Barça - what is your theory on it?
- Mourinho - what do you think of him after 1.5 years? Has his aura diminished a bit due to the clasico losses?
- Should he win Copa or La Liga and not Champions League, will he stay for 3rd year?
2. Back in October, there was some noise about the new stadium plans of Barça & Madrid - will they just become even more stronger and the gap widen?
- Atleti's stadium move plans
3. What do you think of Mourinho playing Pedro Mendes (Jorge Mendes' son) in the Champions League, on loan from Sporting and not even a starter in defense at Castilla?
- Are they trying to pump his value before selling him for a higher price?
4. What do you think of the Jorge Mendes effect on Real Zaragoza, Real Madrid and Atletico?
5. What is going on with Reyes? Can you pinpoint the main issue at Atleti?
6. Can you give our listeners a summary of the Del Nido court case in Malaga?
7. What do u think of Bankia's deal to give further loan to Valencia and waive off its huge debt in return for property?
8. What do you think about the Málaga project?
9. What is your take on the Villa injury? How would you describe his relationship with Pep and Messi prior to the injury?
10. The Marca/As shenanigans
11. Do you see Madrid or Barça signing anyone in the winter transfer window?
10. Do you like the noon kickoffs?
11. Villarreal - Garrido
12. Predictions for La Liga
- La Liga, Copa, Champions League and the Euro Cup 2012
- Torres situation
- Will Raúl be back in the Spain set-up?
14. the "Guti" phenomenon
Here is Tim's article on fourfourtwo.com about Del Nido that he mentioned at the end of the podcast Past catches up with Del Nido