A collection good links, news articles and other views on the world of Real Betis and Spanish football.
Although this section hasn’t been updated for a while, the links are still well-worth a read.
Colin Millar returns to feature with a brilliant piece for These Football Times on: Joaquin and the Soul of Real Betis. Really enjoyable read and Colin hits the nail squarely on the head – or at least we hope. A good sense of Beticismo here!
I was interviewed by The Curva España to give my thoughts on the up-and-coming La Liga season for Betis, a few of the players and the pre-season.
Superbly written piece by Jamie Kemp (elrondofootball.com) entitled ‘Rediscovering their essence pays off for Real Betis’. Written in June, Jamie is spot on with his analysis of the season and how Betis turned around their fortunes.
An article by Nick Ames in the sports blog section of The Guardian website. Discussing mainly Rafael Van der Vaart’s career thus far and paints Betis in a positive light which is always good. Rafael Van der Vaart: a shirt-out kind of player born into the wrong generation.
Super mini-review of Pepe Mel’s time in charge of Betis by http://www.football-espana.net. This is a guest post by Colin Millar – nice read. http://www.football-espana.net/50032/betis-going-book.
Here’s a good look at the 3 grounds that Betis will be visiting during the group stages of the Europa League. It is on Beticismo.net and by Adrián Bedia.
Here is part 2 of 5 of DelBlogsque’s season preview which features Betis. Have a read see what you think – DelBlogsque.com season preview
This is James Burn’s comprehensive view of all 20 La Liga teams of 2013/14. The Betis section is short and sweet but it is a good reflection and well worth a read as well to see the competition that Betis face.
There hasn’t been much news in the English-media this week about Betis so here is a Spanish piece by José Andrés Carrasco Conde. He writes about the fight between new signings Stephan Anderson and Guille Sara to be first goalkeeper this season (after Betis have sold all three of last seasons goalkeepers). The two new boys have both impressed me so far so it is a tough choice. You can read the piece here – Anderson-Sara: La lucha por la portería bética
This piece from Gary Linton (Alba España) is from earlier this year and it is a great piece – The History of the Derbi Sevillano
A piece from Bleacher Report – Comprehensive Joel Campbell Real Betis loan report
An article from La Liga UK – Will Pepe Mel inevitably get the sack at Real Betis this season?