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Salva Sevilla and the Young Pretender to his Throne 🇬🇧

  • 6 de noviembre de 2019
  • Escrito por Alex Fitzpatrick
  • English RCDM

After the relegation to the Segunda B, not many would have taken the gamble on moving down a division to join the newly relegated Mallorca. One man did, not just one division but two, with Salva Sevilla moving from Espanyol to Mallorca. Many eyebrows were raised but he has proved to be the talisman, a trusted leader and the literal centre of everything for Real Mallorca in the last two and a bit seasons. This Sunday Mallorca will face Villarreal without him and there is a new pretender to his throne.

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Woes on the Road; What does history tell us?🇬🇧

  • 29 de octubre de 2019
  • Escrito por Alex Fitzpatrick
  • English RCDM

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A healthy return of ten points in nine games meant Real Mallorca were on track to stay in La Liga. Yet one defeat, away to bottom side Leganes, has set the alarm bells ringing. It is now ten away games spanning six months since Real Mallorca won away from Son Moix. With such woes on the road, I turn to the history books to see what they tell us in the quest for La Liga survival.

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Real Madrid: Pitch Side Perspective 🇬🇧

  • 23 de octubre de 2019
  • Escrito por Alex Fitzpatrick
  • English RCDM

Real Mallorca pulled off arguably their finest victory in the last ten years on Saturday evening. In this week’s blog post, I’m going to take a look at where the game was won and lost as well as giving you a unique insight into what it looked like from my pitch side vantage point.

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Real Mallorca – Real Madrid, a trip down memory lane 🇬🇧

  • 16 de octubre de 2019
  • Escrito por Alex Fitzpatrick
  • English RCDM

Promotion brings many prizes and one such prize is the visit of Real Madrid to Son Moix on Sunday. Excitement around the island is unprecedented and demand for tickets has been at record levels, despite the extortionate prices for this game.

In this week’s Wednesday words, we take a trip down memory lane to look at Real Mallorca vs Real Madrid games in the recent memory, including good omens for Saturday’s game.

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Mallorca’s Transfer Policy: What Went Wrong? 🇬🇧

  • 2 de octubre de 2019
  • Escrito por Alex Fitzpatrick
  • English RCDM

Mallorca's Transfer Policy: What Went Wrong? The Summer had been a busy one for Maheta Molango and his team with 14 new faces arriving plus the permanent acquisition of Martin Valjent and Ante Budimir. 7 games in and Mallorca find themselves second from bottom of La Liga. In truth, that is no major surprise to most Mallorca fans in what was always going to be a season of striving for 17th spot. What will be more of a surprise is that of those 14, only 4 have an extended spell on the field. Mallorca’s Transfer Policy: What Went Wrong?

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VAR, Is it Good for the Game? 🇬🇧

  • 18 de septiembre de 2019
  • Escrito por Alex Fitzpatrick
  • English RCDM

On Friday evening in the closing seconds of the game, Real Mallorca fans got their first taste of VAR in action at Son Moix. After consulting the pitch side TV screen and a lengthy delay, the referee awarded a penalty against Real Mallorca in the 96th minute. Idrissu Baba was adjudged to have handled the ball as his clearance ricocheted back onto his hand from point blank range. The Son Moix faithful almost went away with a nasty taste left in the mouth, that was until Aritz Aduriz’s penalty was saved by Manolo Reina. The referee left the pitch to derision from the fans despite having upheld the laws of the game. In this week’s Wednesday words I ask; VAR, is it good for the game?
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