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.

[From the archives] Raul Gonzalez was the heartbeat of Real Madrid. THT takes a look back and pays tribute to the legend's career in this edition of TheHardTackle's Heroes Special.

TheHardTackle presents you with a research-based article on the prestigious Athletic Club de Bilbao - a football club with rich values and history. Find out everything that you wanted to know about this special club right from its origin to the present days - when the rest of the footballing world descends into a money-spinning frenzy, Athletic Club de Bilbao still stands tall – as they remain committed to their founding principles.

The UEFA Europa League campaign is now picking up pace as the curtains draw to a close in the group stages. Find out who has made it and who can make it to the round of 32.

This season, under Rafa Benitez, Inter has suffered one humiliating loss after another. TheHardTackle's Guest Author Arvind S Balasubramanian, in part 1 of a 2-part series, examines the situation the Triple Champions find themselves in.