This week the boys are joined by the former Blues captain to discuss the highs and lows of his six years at the club On the sixth edition of the Sporticos Football Stories Podcast Ander and Craig were joined by the iconic former Birmingham City captain Martin O'Connor to discuss those playoff appearances, the League Cup final against Liverpool, the state of the club right now and his message to struggling Blues fans. You can listen to the show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor and wherever else you get your pods! Please subscribe, share and leave a review...
How to watch La Liga in the UK: Watch your favourite Spanish clubs live via Live Stream and on TV
Live matches involving Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and other giants are now at your fingertips.
Years of Real Madrid and Barcelona dominance may be coming to an end as Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid side mount an unforeseen challenge. Barcelona are in crisis. Real are in transition. The arrival of iconic forward Luis Suarez in free scoring form has inspired a revival in El Cholo's vastly experienced and equally talented squad.
Three Horse Race at the top of the table
Only once since 2004 has anyone other than the two traditional powerhouses in Spanish football won La Liga, and that was Atletico in 2013/14. Now Diego Simeone looks destined to take advantage of troubles at the Santiago Bernabeu and Camp Nou to defy the odds once again. Lionel Messi's future at Barcelona is far from certain, especially with another early Champions League exit on the horizon, and his attempts to carry a young, inexperienced team on his back have proven honourable yet not entirely successful. Zinedine Zidane is struggling to guide his Real Madrid team through a transition period. He possesses a squad bursting with talent, and they are not exactly in crisis, but the powers that be will be expecting more as the season progresses.
The Battle for Top Four
Sevilla look quite comfortably placed to break free from the pack and take fourth spot this season but with many games left to play they won't be too complacent. A resurgent Real Sociedad, whose ranks include exciting former Manchester United attacker Adnan Januzaj, are not too far behind, and their local rivals Real Betis still have enough matches to put a good run together.
Who will survive relegation?
One very dramatic section of the table involves the likes of Elche, Huesca and Real Valladolid as six or seven teams could be dragged into a bitter relegation scrap. Staying in the top division is vitally important to these clubs financially, especially given the effects of the pandemic, and they will be fighting tooth and nail to secure top flight football for one more season.
If you're less interested in Real Madrid and Barcelona, perhaps you prefer to see some old friends. In recent years England has lost some exciting players to the Spanish top tier. For instance, former Premier League winner Jesus Navas is back captaining his boyhood club Sevilla; Watford's former player of the year Etienne Capoue has traded in the Championship for Villarreal and their fight for Europa League football; and most watchable of all is Manchester City legend David Silva who has rocked up at Real Sociedad - with his final moments in the game growing near, now is the time to make the most of the little wizard, one of the best players English football ever had.
But how can I watch La Liga?
UK football fans can enjoy all the delights of the Spanish top flight. Sporticos is here to tell you everything you need to know about watching La Liga in the UK.
Watch La Liga via live stream with Bet 365
Every single La Liga game of the season is available online completely free with Bet 365. It has never been easier to enjoy Spanish football action on your favourite devices with no TV channels necessary. Simply login to their app or visit their website and check the La Liga fixtures. You will see a video icon next to every one. This indicates that they are available for live streaming. Whether you want to watch Villareal attempt to reach the Europe League, or Atlético chase the La Liga title, all games can be accessed live and on the go with Bet 365. Looking for football on a Saturday or Sunday? Login to Bet 365 and start streaming.
Go to Bet 365 via this link and to start streaming.
Watch La Liga on TV with LaLigaTV through Premier Sports
Fans of the beautiful game can enjoy La Liga on TV live with the league's dedicated TV channel LaLigaTV via Premier Sports. You can purchase the LaLigaTV channel for £6.99 a month or with Premier Sports you can get a package which also includes the Premier Sports channels for a total of £10.99 a month. You do not need to be a Sky TV customer but you must have a Sky box to access Sky Channel 435. While it isn't free, its a damn good option.
Watch La Liga via live stream with LaLigaTV
Not a Sky TV customer? Looking for a more flexible option? Ditch the telly channels and start streaming with the LaLigaTV online only option. For the same price of £6.99 per month you can catch all La Liga games on all your favourite IOS or android devices via the Premier Sports online player. This online platform is also available totally free with the aforementioned TV packages.
Watch La Liga via live stream with Amazon Prime
LaLigaTV is also available on Amazon Prime Video. Fans can get the £6.99 per month subscription to get access to all La Liga games, more than 100 hours of studio content a month, and much more. An active Amazon Prime subscription is necessary to get this add-on.
Everything you need to know about La Liga
Stay abreast of everything La Liga related for free on Sporticos' dedicated La Liga page. There you can see the schedule for all games, data about where and how you can watch, and much more. As Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid battle it out for the top prize, don't miss a beat.
Atletico Madrid look to win back-to-back league titles for the first time since 1951 La Liga Santander is back in action on August 13 when Valencia host Getafe. Later that weekend current champions Atletico Madrid will travel to Celta Vigo, their city rivals Real Madrid will go to Alaves, Barcelona welcome Real Sociedad and Sevilla are at home to Rayo Vallecano. Last season, Diego Simeone's Atletico side once again broke up the Real/Barca monopoly by winning their first title in six years and they'll hope to make history by retaining the title - something they haven't done for 70 years....
There's a lot going on in the North East as the Magpies prepare for next season It's not easy being a Newcastle fan these days. There's been growing discontent among the fanbase for years now when it comes to controversial owner Mike Ashley. Steve Bruce didn't seem to win anyone over last season apart from some TV pundits. Investment on and off the pitch has not been satisfactory in the eyes of supporters - either not enough or poorly spent. It's hard to find any optimism in the air. Fan groups are still fighting to make the proposed Saudi-backed takeover...