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Voluspa
Mar 17, 2006

HURRRRley



Welcome to our yearly party, our favourite hangout, the very best place where everyone knows your name: The Liga Thread! (Now without broken bbcode)

For the uninitiated:


This thread is the hot new place to talk about :

-Spanish Nationalism as taught by Ernest Hemingway
-Barcelona’s new coach Tiki Tata
-The Spanish Diaspora
-Relegation chat because more than 2 teams are involved
-How long until Madrid's Manager is sacked
-The feud slash infatuation slash romantic comedy between Barcelona’s doped up midgets
-Why Osasuna is the best team in the world

Now the interesting stuff, this is how things finished last season:

No surprises at the top except for the overachieving Sociedad who sneaked into the CL playoffs.
Elsewhere, the race to the bottom was spearheaded by Zaragoza who were followed by the newly promoted Depor & Mallorca, the latter still in a financial quagmire is unlikely to see things improve in the immediate future.

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Transfer season so far:


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The Teams:


Athletic Club(Athletic Bilbao, Los Leones)
Basque and proud of it. May or may not be separatists, often seen playing uncompromising attacking football and consequently conceding all the goals.


Club Atlético de Madrid, S.A.D.(Atlético Madrid, Los Colchoneros, Los Rojiblancos)
Don’t want to ride the Real bandwagon? Well this is the club for you!


Futbol Club Barcelona(Barcelona, Barça, L'equip blaugrana)
Used to have a soul until they sold it to Qatar. Used to have a plan b til they sold it to Italy. Then some midget started running the club.


Real Betis Balompié S.A.D.(Betis, Béticos del Universo, Verdiblancos)
If Sevilla is the Giralda then these guys are a step ladder.


Real Club Celta de Vigo, S.A.D..(Célticos, Celestes)
They are from somewhere near portugal, speak funny and drink terrible cider.


Reial Club Deportiu Espanyol de Barcelona(RCD Espanyol, Espanyol, Periquitos, Blanquiblaus)
Love the Ramblas? Hate being good at football? Sign on with these guys. The team for anyone who hates Barcelona and Madrid equally but still pines for a free catalunya.


Getafe Club de Fútbol(Getafe, Azulones, El Geta)
They have a Burger King Shirt. Also a club made porno


Granada Club de Fútbol(Granada, El Graná)
If you go to Granada, go to the Alhambra instead.


Levante Unión Deportiva, S.A.D.(Llevant Unió Esportiva, Levante UD, Levante, Granotes)
Second best in town to Valencia. Sometimes provide hilarious upsets.


Málaga Club de Fútbol(Málaga CF, Málaga, Los Boquerones)
Owned by a supposed oil sheikh. Sign name players then don’t pay them or for them.


Club Atlético Osasuna(Osasuna, Rojillos, Gorritxoak)
The best team in the world.


Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, S.A.D.(Rayo, Vallecas)
Want to claim to like famous EPL players before they were cool like the hipster dirtbag you are? Well this is who you need to be a fan of.


Real Madrid Club de Fútbol(Madrid, Blancos, Merengues)
The team for the uncompromissed stinkyhole.


Real Sociedad de Fútbol, S.A.D.(La Real, Txuri-urdin, Erreala)
Literally the summer house of royalty and facists.


Sevilla Fútbol Club S.A.D.(Sevilla, Sevillistas, Rojiblancos)
The Giralda of Sevilla football. Not very good but their football is pretty moorish.


Valencia Club de Fútbol(Valencia, Los Che, Els taronja)
Bankrupt like all other clubs in Spain. Keep selling anyone with talent.


Real Valladolid Club de Fútbol, S.A.D.(Pucela)
I wouldn't try pronouncing it unless you know spanish.

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And the three new kids on the block:


Unión Deportiva Almería, S.A.D.(Rojiblancos, La Unión, Almeriensistas, Indálicos)
I've just never been there


Elche Club de Fútbol, S.A.D.(Los Franjiverdes, Los Ilicitanos)
If you switch the first two letters of their name it becomes milk in spanish.


Villarreal Club de Fútbol S.A.D.(El Submarino Amarillo)
They are nicknamed the yellow submarines because they wear yellow and they will sink without a trace. Used to have american superstar forward Giuseppe Rossi back when he had knees.

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Media Outlets:

Spanish
http://www.sport.es
http://www.elmundodeportivo.com
http://www.as.com
http://www.marca.com
http://www.superdeporte.es
http://www.lfp.es

New for this year, AS.com and Marca.com have launched an actual English editions. They're decent, and will definately help you keep up with the rumors even more!

English
http://www.as.com/en
http://www.marca.com/en
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/section?id=europe&cc=5901
http://www.lfp.es (click the English flag for poorly translated news items)

Useful English Twitter feeds: @sidlowe, @laliganews, please post any others you come across, be they team or league specific.

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Please join us for the clasicos that will ultimately decide the winner and for the never ending whinning from the Barça supporters!

Voluspa fucked around with this message at Aug 3, 2013 around 03:23

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hecko
Nov 24, 2005
¿donde estoy?

Never forget.

Giovanni_Sinclair
Apr 25, 2009

It was on this day that his greatest enemy defeated, the true lord of darkness arose. His name? MARIO.


hecko posted:

Never forget.


Always wanted this shirt just for this, anyway since Atlético Madrid is the partner club of my Chicago Fire (we sent players to train with them in our offseason and maybe one day we will get a loan from them or a friendly) I am going to be following them this year. Is there anything I would know so I won't be a total bandwagoner/Plastic?

Polidoro
Jan 5, 2011


Huevo se dice argidia. Argidia!

Giovanni_Sinclair posted:

Always wanted this shirt just for this, anyway since Atlético Madrid is the partner club of my Chicago Fire (we sent players to train with them in our offseason and maybe one day we will get a loan from them or a friendly) I am going to be following them this year. Is there anything I would know so I won't be a total bandwagoner/Plastic?

Their most legendary ex players are Marcelo Sosa and Ruben Olivera. You should get a tattoo of their faces over your heart.

Drogadon
Jun 26, 2003



Still a Levante plastic, more so now that Navas will finally be the number 1.

Byolante
Mar 23, 2008



Osasuna are the best team in Spain. Stick that in your coche bomba and smoke it.

Voluspa
Mar 17, 2006

HURRRRley

Drogadon posted:

Still a Levante plastic, more so now that Navas will finally be the number 1.

did they get rid of the other guy?

Suqit
Apr 25, 2005

Stars Stripes Freedom Jozy
(Jozy not pictured here)


Nice work OP. La Liga the best Liga.

Hegay
Jun 29, 2012



quote:

He said: "I Became the head coach of a team for the first time in 2000 (with Benfica), but before then I was an assistant at some great clubs and worked with great coaches and some of the best players in the world. When I was 30 years old I coached Ronaldo. Not that one, the real one, the Brazilian. "

loving hell José Mourinho sounds so bitter. Guess the rumours about Cristiano and him falling out were true.

Chas McGill
Oct 29, 2010

"Does a superman have super-hunger, Gerry? Super-loneliness?"

But he's totally right? That Ronaldo is the real Ronaldo.

Anyway, good OP. I'm not sure where I fit in the pie chart since I have an interest in the league but don't have a big stake in any of the teams. I still watch it more than any other league, though, and I tend to be fond of the Basque clubs as well as whatever newly promoted podunk team seems most appealing each season. This season I think I'll be a plastic for Elche, although I always like it when Villarreal do well, too. Put me in the green section.

My favourite La Liga player in recent years has been Ballesteros. He may be a match throwing bawbag, but he's also a likable big fat thug.

ragle
Nov 1, 2009


Hegav posted:

loving hell José Mourinho sounds so bitter. Guess the rumours about Cristiano and him falling out were true.

Mou must be a zonalmarking reader.
http://espnfc.com/news/story/_/id/1...ows-all?cc=5901

quote:

"Cristiano Ronaldo maybe thinks that he knows everything and that the coach cannot improve him anymore," Mourinho said. "I had a very basic problem with him: criticise him from a tactical point of view, in that moment he did not accept it very well."

El Hefe
Oct 31, 2006

my boys


Hegav posted:

loving hell José Mourinho sounds so bitter. Guess the rumours about Cristiano and him falling out were true.

What Mourinho really wanted was to coach Barca, he got really upset when they chose Pep over him.

Suqit
Apr 25, 2005

Stars Stripes Freedom Jozy
(Jozy not pictured here)


Chas McGill posted:

But he's totally right? That Ronaldo is the real Ronaldo.

Anyway, good OP. I'm not sure where I fit in the pie chart since I have an interest in the league but don't have a big stake in any of the teams. I still watch it more than any other league, though, and I tend to be fond of the Basque clubs as well as whatever newly promoted podunk team seems most appealing each season. This season I think I'll be a plastic for Elche, although I always like it when Villarreal do well, too. Put me in the green section.

My favourite La Liga player in recent years has been Ballesteros. He may be a match throwing bawbag, but he's also a likable big fat thug.

I love Ballesteros too. My favorite non Barça player.

Drogadon
Jun 26, 2003



Voluspa posted:

did they get rid of the other guy?

Yes, Munua is off to Fiorentina.

manchego
Feb 16, 2007



I look forward to posting here this year.

Also, I predict that Madrid will not win the Champions League, that Ancelotti will last for two years at most and that any real Spaniards in this thread should be spending more time looking for work and less time posting.

Hegay
Jun 29, 2012



I will easily predict that this is the year we win La Decima. For sure this time. Nothing can go wrong. Nop.

Suqit
Apr 25, 2005

Stars Stripes Freedom Jozy
(Jozy not pictured here)


manchego posted:

I look forward to posting here this year.

Also, I predict that Madrid will not win the Champions League, that Ancelotti will last for two years at most and that any real Spaniards in this thread should be spending more time looking for work and less time posting.

Don't worry, I think both Spaniards live in the US now.

NattyBo
Sep 20, 2004



Great OP, thanks Voluspa.

Excited that I have beIN at home so I'll see all the games this year.

northward
Feb 21, 2006

ABERDEEN ARE AWESOME
fit like
moray cup
sheep

haim


Is there any chance of C Ronaldo leaving Madrid for Man Utd? The papers seem to be very definitive, and Calderon confirmed that Man Utd have been talking to Madrid about it.

Hegay
Jun 29, 2012



northward posted:

Is there any chance of C Ronaldo leaving Madrid for Man Utd? The papers seem to be very definitive, and Calderon confirmed that Man Utd have been talking to Madrid about it.

No. There is zero chance of Ronaldo leaving.

El Hefe
Oct 31, 2006

my boys


northward posted:

Is there any chance of C Ronaldo leaving Madrid for Man Utd? The papers seem to be very definitive, and Calderon confirmed that Man Utd have been talking to Madrid about it.

Hahaha no, Cristiano Ronaldo has a one billion Euro release clause, RM aren't selling him for less than that.

Drogadon
Jun 26, 2003



The Yohan Kebab › Liga 13/14: will Ronald be sold to Man U?????

Hegay
Jun 29, 2012



Guillem Balague wrote this two months ago

quote:

Ronaldo will not leave Real Madrid this summer. I have been told by the club I can swear that he is not going anywhere this summer, so I swear that he will not.

In the same article he also writes

quote:

Villa could have gone to Arsenal in a four year deal in January but instead now he has on the table an offer from Atletico Madrid
~~~
Gareth Bale, meanwhile, will be the saga of the summer. Real Madrid will try to get him, Spurs will demand £80 million. The player doesn't want to force his way out a la Modric, so we are going to hear a lot about this one.

So that gives him a decent amount of credibility.

ragle
Nov 1, 2009


El Hefe posted:

Hahaha no, Cristiano Ronaldo has a one billion Euro release clause, RM aren't selling him for less than that.

Madrid would obviously accept less. €999,999,999 won't be turned down.

Hegav posted:

Guillem Balague wrote this two months ago


In the same article he also writes


So that gives him a decent amount of credibility.

A journalist wrote two months ago a club source told him Ronaldo wouldn't leave this summer. Players leave after the club swears they won't, every transfer window.

Hegay
Jun 29, 2012



ragle posted:

Madrid would obviously accept less. €999,999,999 won't be turned down.


A journalist wrote two months ago a club source told him Ronaldo wouldn't leave this summer. Players leave after the club swears they won't, every transfer window.

Set yourself up for disappointment then. Mourinho hit the nail on the head when he said that Real Madrid is not just about sport, it's about politics as well. There is zero chance of Ronaldo leaving.

mackintosh
Aug 18, 2007


Semper Fidelis Poloniae


Is there anything in Spanish media regarding Neymar's supposed anaemia? Polish online tabloids are writing about it today. Sounds like some blood bags are in order.

NattyBo
Sep 20, 2004



mackintosh posted:

Is there anything in Spanish media regarding Neymar's supposed anaemia? Polish online tabloids are writing about it today. Sounds like some blood bags are in order.

Sport and EMD are both reporting it. Sounds not that serious...just, obviously, an iron deficiency which could lead to excess fatigue if not checked

Hegay
Jun 29, 2012



NattyBo posted:

Sport and EMD are both reporting it. Sounds not that serious...just, obviously, an iron deficiency which could lead to excess fatigue if not checked

Barcelona confirmed it to AP. It's suspect as gently caress that he suddenly has a low hematocrit level but guess Spain will be Spain.

African AIDS cum
Feb 29, 2012
Probation
Can't post for 20 hours!


NattyBo posted:

Sport and EMD are both reporting it. Sounds not that serious...just, obviously, an iron deficiency which could lead to excess fatigue if not checked

Sorry but Santa Claus isn't real. He's pinning that EPO like crazy now.

Can't believe they'd make it public or how did it leak out? They should really avoid any appearance of blood manipulation. Something silly going on there.

Voluspa
Mar 17, 2006

HURRRRley

NattyBo posted:

Great OP, thanks Voluspa.

Excited that I have beIN at home so I'll see all the games this year.

I still feel there are less games on, beIN broadcasted three different leagues last season, so you'd get two of each per weekend tops, usually the popular fare.

No more minnow games.

troofs
Feb 28, 2011

The better Manning.


e: nvm

troofs fucked around with this message at Aug 5, 2013 around 08:55

Hegay
Jun 29, 2012



vaginal culture posted:

Sorry but Santa Claus isn't real. He's pinning that EPO like crazy now.

Can't believe they'd make it public or how did it leak out? They should really avoid any appearance of blood manipulation. Something silly going on there.

A day after Blatter said there's no "systematic doping in football".

Byolante
Mar 23, 2008



Hegav posted:

A day after Blatter said there's no "systematic doping in football".

Not only does Sepp know there is systematic doping in football, he knows which teams went to Dr Fuentes and asked for it to be covered up.

CareyB
Feb 28, 2004

by Lowtax


I find that story utterly ridiculous. Serious question: how can you still put your heart behind your team when they basically announce they'll be doping?

El Hefe
Oct 31, 2006

my boys


CareyB posted:

I find that story utterly ridiculous. Serious question: how can you still put your heart behind your team when they basically announce they'll be doping?

What?

Neymar had his tonsils removed recently so this might be related to that, not everything has to be doping related...

Eau de MacGowan
May 12, 2009

Just a poor man's Park Ji Sung

Leapord


CareyB posted:

I find that story utterly ridiculous. Serious question: how can you still put your heart behind your team when they basically announce they'll be doping?

a doped heart pumps twice as hard, mes que un muscle

African AIDS cum
Feb 29, 2012
Probation
Can't post for 20 hours!


El Hefe posted:

What?

Neymar had his tonsils removed recently so this might be related to that, not everything has to be doping related...

Barca (and Spain) run an extensive teamwide doping regime and it is basically common knowledge.

northward
Feb 21, 2006

ABERDEEN ARE AWESOME
fit like
moray cup
sheep

haim


vaginal culture posted:

Barca (and Spain) run an extensive teamwide doping regime and it is basically common knowledge.

Wheres the proof of this? I mean solid proof and not speculation

Chas McGill
Oct 29, 2010

"Does a superman have super-hunger, Gerry? Super-loneliness?"

vaginal culture posted:

Barca (and Spain) run an extensive teamwide doping regime and it is basically common knowledge.
Them and every other club, I imagine. The top teams in England, Italy, Spain, and Germany are all ingesting record volumes of rhino semen.

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El Hefe
Oct 31, 2006

my boys


vaginal culture posted:

Barca (and Spain) run an extensive teamwide doping regime and it is basically common knowledge.



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