For more than a quarter of a century, a former striker from Lancashire has been enthralling Spanish TV audiences with his wit, knowledge and comical Spanish accent.
The Brief but Intense Story of Bielsa in Bilbao
Bielsa brought a revolutionary new style of football to Bilbao and its side, Athletic Club. Sometimes the impact of greatness is only noticeable in hindsight. By Harry Collins.
Javier Clemente and The Last of the Champions
The rise and fall and rise and fall again of Javier Clemente at Athletic Club de Bilbao.
When Alavés took on Europe – and nearly won
In 2001 the world took notice as a group of plucky underdogs playing for Deportivo Alavés went on a European oddysey. By David Bevan
SD Eibar: The Club that Moves Mountains
It was hard work getting Eibar into La Liga. They’re now fully settled and have set their sights on Europe. The club that continues to astound.
Basque Groundhopping 15: Athletic Club Vs Real Sociedad, No Ordinary Derby
A pre-match routine tour through Bilbao before a Athletic Club’s big derby game against rivals Real Sociedad.
Basque Groundhopping 14: JD Somorrostro Vs CD Getxo
I took a visit to the small town of Muskiz to see local side JD Somorrostro.
Basque Groundhopping 13: SD Deusto Vs Amurrio Club
This chapter took place at the enchanting Etxezuri where 104 year old SD Deusto play their home games.
Basque Groundhopping 12: CD Santurtzi Vs Cultural Durango
I went to see Tercera División league leaders CD Santurtzi at the wonderful -and very purple- San Jorge.
Basque Groundhopping 11: Club Portugalete Vs Santutxu FC
Portugalete is famous for its port and being one of the most densely populated neighbourhoods in Spain. Let’s not forget about the football too!