All matches called off in Spain’s top leagues 

ALL La Liga matches have been suspended because of the Coronavirus outbreak, in addition to those of Spain’s other levels of professional and non-professional football. At emergency meetings held between the RFEF (Royal Spanish Football Federation), La Liga officials and AFA (Association of Spanish Footballers) on Wednesday afternoon and yesterday morning (Thursday), it was decided […]

Club House squeeze past busy Pink Elephant team

THE handicap semi-finals took place last week, but Pink Elephant warmed up for their semi, with a catch-up match, away to Palms Sports Bar, on Wednesday. There must have been some close games, because Lynn posted on Facebook: “Most of the games could have gone either way.” But it was very much Pink Elephant’s night, […]

Tenerife edge closer to safety with unconvincing home win

CD Tenerife 1  SD Ponferradina 0 After the disappointment of their trip to Oviedo, Rubén Baraja had to raise his players spirits as Ponferradina came to the Heliodoro last Sunday, looking for three points themselves to climb up the league table. He started with a now familiar 4-4-2 formation with Ortolá still in goal for […]

Picasso’s in the picture

IT’S the last of the catch-up weeks, starting with a Division 2 clash between Pas O Nadas and Picasso’s@Palms. The games were alternating, until Picasso’s went out of turn and took a 3-2 lead. They then pressed home their advantage, taking it to 4-2, and leaving PON needing the rest for a draw. They took […]

Happy Days are here for bowling champs!

THE Early Birds Bowling Club have announced their 2020 Club Championship winners, with Tommy Rourke collecting the Gents Singles crown, and also the Pairs title, along with John Shea. Sheila Ball took the Ladies Singles title, while the Triples went to Fred Adlam, John Shea and Lindsay Heinrich. Meanwhile, at Happy Days, where the club […]

VAR halts a six-game unbeaten run by CDT

Real Oviedo 1  CDT Tenerife 0 RUBÉN Baraja and his team headed to the Asturias, in north-west Spain last weekend, full of confidence after a great run of form and results. There were no surprises in his line-up, as Joselu wasn’t able to face his old club, because of a contract clause when he moved to […]

Emerald so unlucky!

IT’S Week 25 and I’ll kick off, impartially, with my own team, Emerald B, who got off to an unlucky start against Pas O Nadas A. Emerald B v Pas O Nadas Emerald lost the first nine legs, but Captain Jackie put Daddy Cool under immense pressure, taking one leg, and, thus, losing 3-1. The […]

Wealthy football agent accused of tax evasion

A CRIMINAL investigation has been launched into one of the world’s most powerful football agents. The Spanish National Court has begun probing Fali Ramadani, for participating in an alleged money-laundering scheme in Mallorca. Ramadani, originally from Albania, lives in a luxury mansion on the island in Calvia, and represents a number of footballers through his […]

Neither the Calima nor  Elche can stop Tenerife

CD Tenerife 1 Elche CF 0 EVERYONE was in party mood last Saturday at the Heliodoro, as Tenerife entertained Elche in the second of their back-to-back home games. As is tradition, the newly-elected Carnival Queen was there to take the first kick, as a visible orange glow from the calima sandstorm started to encroach on […]

Irish Fiddler’s charity golf day reaps fabulous reward

THE Irish Fiddler bar’s 2020 charity golf tournament, which took place recently on Las Américas golf course, raised a phenomenal €4,265. It has been donated towards the cost of running the AECC KM Solidario bus, generally known as the Cancer Bus, which transports patients to the north of the island for treatment, with no transport costs. […]

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