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About onthetrailofthelionking

I just go to the match, take some photos and then write about it.

Granada B v Extremadura UD, 22nd June 2013, 6.30pm

It had been over a year since Jen and I had been to Spain, but a break between jobs meant that we were able to nip over just in time to catch the promotion play-offs. We’d initially turned up in … Continue reading

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Bullfighting at Osuna, Sunday February 26th 2012, 5pm

It’s a while since I’ve been to a bullfight, Pamplona in 2009 I think, and with it being so early in the year I didn’t expect to be going to one on this trip. The Spanish bullfighting season runs mainly … Continue reading

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Sevilla Atletico v Ecija, Sunday February 26th 2012, 11.30am

Sevilla might have been away this weekend, but their reserve side Sevilla Atletico were at home. In Spain, reserve sides can compete within the league structure, barred only from playing in the same division as their first team and also … Continue reading

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Real Betis v Getafe, Saturday 25th February 2012, 6pm

After the lunchtime game at Arcos it was back to Seville for the early evening top division game between Real Betis and Getafe. We’d originally arrived in Seville a couple of days earlier and on the rare occasions when we … Continue reading

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Arcos v Pozoblanco, Saturday 25th February 2012, 12 noon

It’s been almost four years since I was at my last match in Spain, the 2008 Cup Final between Valencia and Getafe and it’s over five years since I left Ferrol for Kazakhstan. Where did the years go? I went … Continue reading

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Valencia v Getafe, Wed 16th April 2008, 10pm

I much prefer watching cup football to league games. I suppose that supporting a team that is never going to win the league tends to affect you in that way, although for clarity I should really point out that the … Continue reading

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Espanyol v Osasuna, Sunday 13th April 2008, 5pm

After a year spent working in Kazakhstan, a holiday took me back to Spain for my first Spanish game in a while. I was staying at L’Escala in the Costa Brava and conveniently for me Girona were playing at home … Continue reading

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