Tag: athletic

Andoni Goikoetxea: the Butcher of Bilbao

TREAD A PATH through every football-obsessed city on earth and seldom would you find the home of a retired professional footballer without the walls or spare rooms of their home habitually decorated…

The reinvention of Aritz Aduriz

STEPPING OFF THE PLATFORM at the Abando train station and into its main corridor, you are immediately reminded of where you are. As your footsteps take you through clouds of tobacco smoke…

The Big Analysis: Las Palmas vs Athletic Bilbao

That Las Palmas coach Quique Setién is something of a chess expert should come as no surprise to anyone who has watched his Las Palmas side play this season. Indeed Setién once…

The intricacies of Basque football

Basque football represents one of the most intriguing stories in the global game. A small region of Spain, it continually produces some of the best young talent in the nation as well…