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What is Athletic? The ‘NYT’ Knows

Players like Inaki Williams understand, and embrace, the connection between Athletic and its Basque identity.Jon Nazca/Reuters
It's hard for even a month to go by without having to make some reference to the New York Times.  We've always felt (and said)...

The spectators of the King’s Cup will have a story to...

Final de la Copa 2020  Real-Athletic
Sid Lowe ¡s an old friend to the blog.  He writes about soccer in several English media outlets, and even so, we've included him...

La Real vs. Becerril on Copa: after 8 goals, they invite...

Partido de Copa entre el  Becerril y la  Real Sociedad
We find ourselves once again getting to talk "around" soccer, rather than "about" it.La Copa, a championship known as the "KO Tournament", is where...

The ‘Financial Times’ dedicates an extraordinary article to Athletic and their...

Athletic’s Iñaki Williams in action against Espanyol last month. ‘We are doing everything right and that is something that other clubs can’t buy,’ says the star striker © Daniel Castro Garcia
Our regular readers will know that we don't normally talk about sports, especially soccer, unless the articles highlight other aspects that go beyond the...

When the Euzkadi National Team was runner-up in the Mexican league

Seleccion de Euzkadi en la Liga mexicana 1938-1939
This article was translated by John R. Bopp Euan McTear is a sports journalist and author specialized in soccer.  In addition to reporting about this sport to...

August 1979, Basque Country-Ireland: a match that will not soon be...

José Angel Iribar, Sánchez Arminio and Johnny Fulham. Image by Carlos Extabe
  This article was translated by John R. Bopp This month is the 38th anniversary of that historic match.  It was on August 16, 1979 that the...

The solidarity of SD Eibar: the ticket revenues from a match...

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La SD Eibar dona la taquilla de un partido de Liga para ayudar a los damnificados de las inundaciones en Perú
   This article was translated by John R. Bopp This isn’t the first time, and we’re sure it won’t be the last, that we’re talking about SD...

Le Figaro: “to play in Athletic, all you need is a...

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Iñaki William, un jugador vasco, en un equipo vasco
  This article was translated by John R. Bopp Our regular readers will know that we don’t usually talk about soccer.  There are four reasons why:We...

This Friday, the Basque National team is playing–and it’s a lot...

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Selección Vasca en la URSS (1938)
This article was translated by John R. Bopp Today, making the most of the fact that the traditional Christmas game of the Basque National team, the...

The only Basque soccer team in the Spanish Premier League with...

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Imagen de aficionados vascos
This article was translated by John R. Bopp Journalist Ian Hawkey has published an interesting article in the Irish daily The National in which he states...

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