It is Christmas Eve, and to celebrate the coming of the festive season we have a special rendition of “‘Twas the night before Christmas” for you to enjoy, taking the classic Christmas carol and giving it a Twitter, journalistic and Barcelona inspired shake-up!
It’s been an epic year in Spanish football. Here, Joseph Sexton takes a look back at the opening phase of the season and a frenzied week of Copa del Rey action; and, of course, the final league program ahead of the winter shut-down.
Barry McEvoy believes solutions should be devised to limit the impact the weather has on football fixtures in England, but doesn’t think a three-week winter break is beneficial to English football – as its European counterparts enjoy the first week of a three week mid-season break.
The pausa invernale is upon the Italian Serie A, and the first half of the season has exceeded all expectations. Richard Chambers reviews the first half of the season, and hands out some select mid-season awards.