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The Salary Cap; Friend or Foe? 🇬🇧

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


Following the close of the transfer window, La Liga have released the salary caps for each of the teams across La Liga and the Segunda. Real Mallorca have the lowest limit at just short of €30m, whilst Barcelona have the highest at €671m. This has raised questions over how fair La Liga actually is, with others citing examples of the death of Bury Football Club in the UK and CF Reus in Spain as the reason it should stay. In today’s Wednesday words I ask, The Salary Cap; Friend or Foe?

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La Liga: Fine Margins 🇬🇧

  • 28 de agosto de 2019
  • Escrito por Alex Fitzpatrick
  • English RCDM

Lumor

A wild swing of the leg from Eibar’s Oliveira resulting in the ball looping into the goal. The width of Manolo Reina’s fingertip followed up by a kiss off the post and the ball falling kindly back into his arms. The width of a post, as Lumor’s whipped cross almost catches Moya unawares whilst the game is 0-0. One brutal counter attack with Mallorca caught up field and out of shape with moments left to go. These are the fine margins of La Liga.

Mallorca could have found themselves on any points total between 0 and 6 in their opening two games so tight the games have been. In La Liga, the cruellest of places in Spanish football, the smallest details decide who takes home the points.
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88 minutes gone and the 4th official’s board goes up, number 20 enters the field. Less than 60 seconds later and with his first touch, 38 year old Artiz Adúriz, in his final season as a professional, smashes a spectacular overhead kick into the corner of the goal. With minimum effort and maximum end product, Adúriz reminded everyone of just what they will be missing next season, in the opening game of La Liga 2019 against the reigning champions Barcelona no less.
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RCD Mallorca: La Liga 2018-19 Season Preview 🇬🇧

  • 14 de agosto de 2019
  • Escrito por Alex Fitzpatrick
  • English RCDM

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Thousands of supporters on the pitch, players being carried on the shoulders of fans, Abdon Prats achieving godlike status as he celebrated with his people at Son Moix with a flare in his hand. An incredible comeback from two goals down that resulted in grown men crying, embracing total strangers and a collective smile that lasted for weeks. Those scenes are still so fresh in the memory and will live on in the minds of RCD Mallorca fans for years to come. Remember that night…?

Fast forward almost two months and RCD Mallorca are on the verge of their return to La Liga after a six season absence from the top division.
Just how competitive can they be?
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Preseason News Roundup 🇬🇧

  • 13 de julio de 2019
  • Escrito por Alex Fitzpatrick
  • English RCDM


Three weeks have passed since RCD Mallora’s stunning remontada (comeback) against Deportivo La Coruña at Son Moix that secured their place back in La Liga after an absence of 6 seasons. The players return to training on Monday and even in that short time, much has happened. In this article I will give you a roundup of all of the preseason Real Mallorca news from those short three weeks.
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RCD Mallorca are Promoted: Now the Hard Work Begins 🇬🇧

  • 27 de junio de 2019
  • Escrito por Alex Fitzpatrick
  • English RCDM

Abdon flareRCD Mallorca’s stunning 3-0 victory at Son Moix on Sunday saw ecstatic scenes as the team were promoted back to La Liga after an absence of 6 seasons. The jubilant fans inside Son Moix and those many thousands who attended the victory parade have had their minds firmly on the remarkable events of the previous 72 hours. Whilst the players strained every sinew of their being to achieve the impossible, Vicente Moreno and his technical team know that now the hard work begins.

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