Tag Archives: Spain

Bigsoccerhead Podcast: Episode 72 (06/28/16)

Eric Krakauer, Jason Le Miere and Paul Farrell discuss Lionel Messi’s announced retirement from national team duty with Argentina, as well as Chile’s Copa America Centenario triumph. The boys also look forward to the Euro 2016 quarterfinals. Follow Eric Krakauer on Twitter @bigsoccerheadny

Euro 2016 Podium: Second round of group matches

With the second round of group matches concluded, Eric Krakauer looks at best and worst on display.   Gold: Spain Before Euro 2016 kicked-off, most pundits included Spain among the tournament favorites; yet, there was some doubt whether Vincente Del Bosque would be able to revive a team that left such a poor impression two… Read More »

Euro 2012: Bigsoccerhead 1st XI

Line-up based on a 4-3-3 formation   Iker Casillas: While certainly not overlooked as the leader of the Spanish team, Saint Iker’s contribution to the team’s success is often overlooked. All the plaudits have been directed at Spain’s brilliant ball possession and exhaustive defensive pressure; yet, Casillas’ timely saves were integral to the team’s march… Read More »

The Return of the Number 10

Traditionally, the number 10 jersey has been assigned to a team’s most skilled and creative player, who is usually responsible for setting up offense, is given license to roam, and remains relatively free from defensive duties. However, the growing emphasis on tactics at the expense of individual expressiveness over the past fifteen years has rendered… Read More »