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Julen Lopetegui, David Moyes and Gary Neville among culprits for worst career moves

With three La Liga games to make an impression, the FC crew discuss whether Santi Solari will be kept on full-time at Real Madrid.
The Exploding Heads recap October which consisted of Tottenham's stadium debacle and Jose Mourinho getting out-Mourinho'd.
Craig Burley believes Arsene Wenger could help Real Madrid, while Steve Nicol contends the former Arsenal manager isn't the right fit.
The FC crew explain what challenges lie ahead for Santi Solari, but agree that the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo's departure remains a significant issue.

It only takes one bad move to derail a promising coaching career. Here, we pick 10 of the worst career decisions ever taken by managers...

10. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes the Cardiff job

There was an emotional section of Manchester United's fanbase that, having observed his success with Molde in his native land, wanted their old hero Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to return and rescue the post-Alex Ferguson era. That emotion swelled even more as David Moyes's tenure went further and further south when he...

The Clasico on a golf course: Barca vs. Real Madrid doesn't lose its fire even in retirement

TARRAGONA, Spain -- An Olympic gold medallist is lost among the trees. Albert Ferrer, founder member of the "Dream Team," winner of five league titles and of the European Cup at Wembley in 1992 -- an exorcism that remains the most emblematic moment in FC Barcelona's entire history -- can't find what he is looking for.

He climbs a small hill, circling through the shade, still trying to work out what happened, trying to gain his bearings when a 69-year-old, white-haired man comes to his assistance,...

Could Sevilla really win La Liga? If they beat Barcelona, anything's possible

Will league-leading Sevilla's fine run of form continue against Barcelona? Sid Lowe weighs in on the weekend clash between La Liga's top two.

At the end of Sevilla's Champions League victory at Old Trafford last season, the striker Wissam Ben Yedder was asked to deliver a message for the fans. Scorer of the two goals that had sent them through to the quarterfinal for the first time in 60 years, at first he appeared a little awkward and timid, but then his answer gave way to him singing the club's anthem -- a song that, it would be no exaggeration to say, has had a transformative power over the Sánchez Pizjuan since it was written...

Spain's flaws were laid bare vs. England; now it's up to Luis Enrique to set things straight

The FC crew break down England's stunning win at Spain, and Jon Champion explains why the rest of Europe should take notice of the Three Lions.
The FC guys answer your tweets on Sergio Ramos, their favorite striker for the USMNT and much more.

During Spain's 3-2 defeat to England in Sevilla on Monday night, there were a couple of things missing compared to their last home game, the 6-0 thrashing of Croatia. Namely an opponent that surrendered and the aggressive, "all for one" spirit that Luis Enrique loved so much when the World Cup finalists were dismantled in September.

In fact, that this match only finished 3-2 to England is a welcome distraction from some of the major issues that were glaringly obvious. So was the fact that Sergio...

Raheem Sterling ends drought, England hand Spain first competitive home defeat since 2003

Raheem Sterling ended a three-year goal drought for England with a pair of first-half goals, propelling the Three Lions to a 3-2 win against Spain.

SEVILLE, Spain -- Three thoughts on England's 3-2 win over Spain at Estadio Benito Villamarin in Group 4, League A of the UEFA Nations League.

1. New-look England build on World Cup momentum

Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Harry Kane blew Spain away in 38 first-half minutes as England became the first country to beat Spain in Spain in a competitive game in 15 years, a run stretching 38 games.

Sterling ended a three-year wait for an international goal, scoring twice either side of a...

Super-sub Paco Alcacer can't stop scoring for Borussia Dortmund and Spain

Paco Alcácer scored twice in the opening half-hour and Sergio Ramos added a goal of his own as Spain defeated Wales 4-1.

Sometimes you don't dare leave the room, dash to the kitchen and grab a drink in case you miss a goal. You're convinced you'll hear the roar the second you're standing there in front of the fridge, rushing back in only to miss the replay, but this isn't one of those times. Not if you're a Real Madrid fan, anyway.

Now, if you're a Paco Alcacer fan... well, that's a very different story.

Real Madrid have gone six hours and 49 minutes without scoring. Count added time and it's well over seven hours....