21st May 2011 saw the conclusion of the 2010-11 Spanish La Liga and fans worldwide expected the new season to commence exactly three months later – 21st August 2011. Unfortunately a strike has led to the delay of one of the most exciting leagues in the world! TheHardTackle presents an exhaustive preview.

With the third successful season completed, Pep Guardiola is now enjoying a well-earned break with his family. But his task for the upcoming season will be an even more difficult one. The team will soon begin their pre-season followed by another round of El-Clasicos and an intense first round of La Liga games awaits the Spanish and European Champions. He has always managed to make his midfield dominate the game. But can his midfield do the same again? Ever since Guardiola took over this team, his policy has been very clear – impose their football style over any opponents no matter who and force them to react. His main weapon is his midfield. A combination of patient football trying to control the game and create as much chance as possible. No team has managed to force them onto the backfoot yet. The one team that has managed to stand up to them in terms of possession is Valencia. The last […]

Ever since Pep Guardiola took over the mantle of the manager of FC Barcelona, the team has undergone an astonishing metamorphosis and it’s not a revelation that they have taken the entire world by surprise. The young manager has a chance to move from being a mere legend to a myth. THT presents the season preview of the Champions of Spain and Europe!