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Huercal Overa - Interview with Gabi Ramos Acevedo

13 Sep 2012

This season, Total Football is focusing on Huercal Overa CDF - a club playing on the border of Almeria and Murcia, at the fourth tier in Spanish football. There is a huge passion for the game in Spain but we wanted to find out the...
 

Huercal Overa - A disappointing away day

12 Sep 2012

This season, Total Football is focusing on Huercal Overa CDF - a club playing on the border of Almeria and Murcia, in the fourth tier in Spanish football. There is a huge passion for the game in Spain, but we wanted to...
 

The Delroy Alexander column: A warped sense of perspective

12 Sep 2012

How breathtaking is the Premier League? As the new season sweeps all before, it’s hard not to marvel at the skills, marksmanship and money on display. Yet for all its beauty, there is an incredibly warped sense of...
 

The Scout - Goal fest

12 Sep 2012

I awoke on Saturday to blazing sunshine and a game that did not look great on paper but actually turned out to be a stormer. I don’t think I can write this week’s blog without a note on England’s two performances, a win with ease...
 

Huercal Overa - Similar frustrations around the footballing world

5 Sep 2012

This season, Total Football is focusing on Huercal Overa CDF - a club playing on the border of Almeria and Murcia, in the fourth tier in Spanish football. There is a huge passion for the game in Spain, but we wanted to...
 

The Scout – You call this glamorous?

5 Sep 2012

Welcome to the second blog entry by The Scout – a new Total Football series that takes a look into the world of match scouts. We’ve signed up a professional scout to give his views on what the job of a scout really involves....
 

The Football Foundation column: Peter Schmeichel launches Barclays Community Sports Awards

4 Sep 2012

Legendary Manchester United shot stopper Peter Schmeichel helped launch the Barclays Community Sports Award before the opening weekend of the Premier League season. The award aims to recognise the outstanding achievements of...
 

Meet Huercal Overa’s new signing – Rafael Soriano Jofre

4 Sep 2012

Transfer deadline day came and went and for many, the focus was on the Premier League. However, there was another new signing you probably didn’t hear about. This season, Total Football is focusing on Huercal Overa CDF -...
 

The Dean Barrick column: Why are chairmen so trigger happy?

29 Aug 2012

Dean Barrick played for Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham, Cambridge United, Preston, Bury and Doncaster – and, as a manager, he led Hucknall Town to the FA Trophy final. He is now working as a teacher in Thailand. In his first...
 

The Scout – An insight into a much-maligned world

29 Aug 2012

Welcome to The Scout – a new Total Football series that takes a look into the world of match scouts. We’ve signed up a professional scout to give his views on what the job of a scout really involves. Does anyone really...
 

Huercal Overa - What does the season hold in store?

28 Aug 2012

This season, Total Football is focusing on Huercal Overa CDF - a club playing on the border of Almeria and Murcia, at the fourth tier in Spanish football. There is a huge passion for the game in Spain, but we wanted to find out the...
 

The Kriss Sprules column: AVB – What’s the punchline?

27 Aug 2012

Here’s a little hypothetical for all of you armchair managers out there: You’ve won the Europa League on the back of an unbeaten season, and come to England to increase your legend and step out of your old mentor’s shadow... by managing the...
 

Introducing Huercal Overa Club de Futbol

22 Aug 2012

Real Madrid and Barcelona are widely regarded as the two greatest clubs in world football at the moment. But what about the rest of Spanish football? Not the likes of Valencia and Athletic Bilbao, but further down the pyramid. This...
 

Introducing Kriss Sprules... The Joey Barton of columnists

17 Aug 2012

You might not have heard of Kriss Sprules before. He has had some relatively 'minor' success as a non-league player - but where he really excels is by making Joey Barton's Twitter ramblings dull by comparison to what he has to say. ...
 

The Delroy Alexander column: Dark clouds on the horizon

13 Aug 2012

So it’s official, Chelsea captain John Terry is not a racist, he was simply responding to a racist taunt with the same racist taunt. Wow. You have to laugh or else you cry, when you think of the blatant socialization and issues...
 

The Ben Smith column: The summer of frustration

7 Aug 2012

Football is a funny game full of contradictions and hypocrisy, although the irony seems to be lost on a lot of the main protagonists. I have always been aware of this but it has really hit home during this summer. I...
 

The Football Foundation column: Sports Minister turns on the flair at pitch launch

27 Jul 2012

Minister for Sport & the Olympics, Hugh Robertson MP, opened a new third generation (3G) pitch at The Abbey School in Faversham, Kent, on the day the Olympic torch passed through the town. Hugh Robertson spoke to Football Foundation...
 

The Ben Smith column: That time of year again

9 Jul 2012

For a footballer, the summer is over - although surely there has been some law broken under the trade descriptions act regarding this summer and it is back to work. It seems like only yesterday that I was sitting in my customary place...
 

The Delroy Alexander column: A wary eye on Team GB

3 Jul 2012

The dust has settled on Euro 2012. There was talk of Spain being boring before the final. The beautiful passing, intricate movement and strategic triangles that make the World and European champions who they are seems to have induced some mass...
 

The Nikki Lee column - England need a revolution!

29 Jun 2012

Glamour model Nikki Lee – a big England fan – thinks The Football Association need a major overhaul if they want our once proud nation to catch up with the likes of Germany and Spain. Despite England's exit on penalties, Nikki has...