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Nicholas Rigg

Nicholas Rigg is a sports reporter for the Wakefield Express, with a passion for all things La Liga. He is regular writer for ESPN Soccernet, editor of the unofficial Sheffield Wednesday website, Vital Sheffield Wednesday and a regular contributor on Yorkshire Radio.

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Are Atletico Madrid serious title contenders this season?, Football

Are Atletico Madrid serious title contenders this season?

There is a belief, albeit a somewhat guarded one at this stage of the season, that the Mattress Makers, as Atletico are fondly known, can do something a little bit special this season.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 24 October 2012 at 1:02 am

Cristiano Ronaldo, chasing a hat-trick of hat-tricks, will be relishing taking on depleted Barcelona in El Clasico, Football

Cristiano Ronaldo, chasing a hat-trick of hat-tricks, will be relishing taking on depleted Barcelona in El Clasico

Drop everything you’re doing at 6.50pm on Sunday. Barcelona welcome, or should that simply be host, old foes Real Madrid at the Camp Nou in the first Clasico meeting of the Liga season.

By | Football, Sport | Saturday, 6 October 2012 at 1:02 am

What went wrong at Athletic Bilbao?, Football

What went wrong at Athletic Bilbao?

Millions were wowed by their skills, determination, relentless pressure and high-speed football as Marcelo Bielsa’s men out-played and embarrassed Manchester United over two legs in the Europa League last season.

By | Football, Sport | Friday, 28 September 2012 at 3:27 pm

Barcelona v Athletico Bilbao final ensures the King’s Cup has got its magic back, Football

Barcelona v Athletico Bilbao final ensures the King’s Cup has got its magic back

In Spain there’s still the small matter of the Copa del Rey final to be played this Friday at Atletico Madrid’s Vicente Calderon Stadium. Barcelona against Athletic Bilbao.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 24 May 2012 at 4:01 am

Fiesta time at Cibeles as Real Madrid lift their 32nd La Liga title, Football

Fiesta time at Cibeles as Real Madrid lift their 32nd La Liga title

Madrid are on-course to smash all kinds of league records with two games to go. They’ve already secured the highest number of away wins in a season with 15 and counting, most league goals scored in a season with 115 and counting and levelled the most away league goals scored with 49, another record they should beat with one away game to come at Granada.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 3 May 2012 at 1:04 pm

The Yellow Submarines of Villarreal navigate stormy waters, Football

The Yellow Submarines of Villarreal navigate stormy waters

Villarreal have long been everybody’s ’second club’ in La Liga. A relatively small club for the top-flight of Spanish football, who’ve been punching above their weight for a while now.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 17 April 2012 at 2:22 pm

Eric Abidal looks for a repeat of heart-warming recovery as football family comes together again, Football

Eric Abidal looks for a repeat of heart-warming recovery as football family comes together again

Former Liverpool manager Bill Shankly famously once said “football isn’t a matter of life and death, it’s much more important than that.”

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 3 April 2012 at 12:03 am

Lionel Messi – More than just a player, Football

Lionel Messi – More than just a player

Messi’s treble against Granada, every goal a special one (when are they not?), saw him pass Cesar Rodriguez as Barca’s top-scorer.

By | Football, Sport | Friday, 23 March 2012 at 12:03 am

Marcelo Bielsa shows there’s method to his madness at Bilbao, Sport

Marcelo Bielsa shows there’s method to his madness at Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao and manager Marcelo Bielsa are the flavour of the month. Looking good for a Champions League place in La Liga, in the final of the Copa del Rey and with a 3-2 lead over Manchester United going into the second leg of their last-16 Europa League tie.

By | Sport | Monday, 12 March 2012 at 10:35 am

Real Madrid and Barcelona continue to dominate La Liga – what next for the rest?, Sport

Real Madrid and Barcelona continue to dominate La Liga – what next for the rest?

Barcelona’s thumping 5-1 victory over Valencia at the Camp Nou on Sunday night supported many people’s belief that La Liga is fast becoming a two-horse race. Fast becoming, or already is? Probably the latter.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 21 February 2012 at 1:19 pm

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