The Author

Joseph Sexton
Joseph Sexton

Freelance European football journalist based in Barcelona. Obsessive follower of all things La Liga, Serie A, and League of Ireland with more than a passing interest in the South American scene. Contributor to (amongst others) The Irish Examiner, STV, Forza Futbol, Cork Evening Echo, Eircom Sports Hub, World Football Daily, Spanish Football Podcast, The Elastico, Radio Cadena SER and Sports Tonight Live. (Cork) City 'til I die.

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La Liga Round-up – Jornada 23

by Joseph Sexton

Barcelona finally slipped up in La Liga with a draw against Sporting Gijon, and Joseph Sexton brings us details from that game as well as the best of the rest from La Liga.

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La Liga Round-Up: Jornada 22

by Joseph Sexton

Another week, another Lionel Messi masterclass as Barcelona cruised to another win in Spain and Joseph Sexton is here with all the details.

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Real Oviedo – RIP?

by Joseph Sexton

A twitter frenzy brought to light the fact that the status of former La Liga stalwarts Real Oviedo has plummeted in the past eight years to the point where their very future is now in doubt. Joseph Sexton brushes up on his Spanish legalese in an attempt to find out where it all went wrong…

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La Liga round-up: Jornada 18

by Joseph Sexton

La Liga is back with a bang, after a great weekend’s football. Real and Villarreal turned out to be a cracker, and elsewhere Sevilla continued their recent revival, while normal service resumed as Barcelona won big again. Back Page Football’s man in Spain, Joseph Sexton, is here to tell us all about it

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La Liga Preview – Jornada 16

by Joseph Sexton

It’s the last weekend of action before the Christmas break in La Liga, and Back Page Football’s man in Spain, Joseph Sexton, is here to tell us what’s in store.

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La Liga Round-Up: Jornada 15

by Joseph Sexton

Saturday night’s action was a tale of two coaches on the brink, namely Sevilla’s Gregorio Manzano and Atlético’s Quique Sanchez-Flores. As reported last week, Sevilla haven’t been so much on the slide as in free fall, enduring their worst start to the season in many a year; Flores’ Atlético had flattered in the autumn only […]

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La Liga: Week 14 Review

by Joseph Sexton

Another week of fascinating action in Spain’s top flight, and Joseph Sexton is here to tell us all about it. This week, Barcelona recorded another big win, while Real Madrid and Villareal also picked up wins in big four clashes against Valencia and Sevilla.

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La Liga Round-Up Week 13: The Clásico to end all Clásicos!

by Joseph Sexton

What an El Clásico. I’m sure we all expected a… closer tie, but Barcelona’s 5-0 display was a team performance to remember. Joseph Sexton, our La Liga writer in Barcelona, takes a step back and reviews the Monday night madness, and glances over the rest of the past weekend’s action.