Thomas Allnutt

Allnutt is a Spanish Football Correspondent, Agence France-Presse, based in Madrid, covering Real, Barcelona and La Liga.

Bale’s latest act of rebellion poses new problem for Zidane

Again, Bale has stirred the nest. Again, Zidane's patience will be tested.

Benfica, Portugal’s talent factory, proud of its ‘gems’

The club surpassed bitter rivals Sporting Lisbon, cradle of Ronaldo, as the chief talent factory of Portugal

Boost to women’s football in Spain sparks fresh power battle

The idea supporters might watch their women's team, in the same ground and just as often, as the men's side, remains a distant concept in Europe

Messi shows Barcelona the way

Messi has shown many facets during his spell-binding career but in Barcelona's win over Liverpool on Wednesday, the dominant one was of a leader

United target another rescue act against Barcelona

Solskjær returns to Catalonia with his side trailing 1-0 again and needing an unlikely turnaround if they are to reach the tournament's last four

Solskjaer draws upon spirit of 99 for another Camp Nou miracle

The Red Devils travel to Barcelona looking to overturn a 1 goal first leg deficit, but their manager is confident that his side are ready.

Fantastic Messi hat-trick blows away Betis

The little magician had the Real Betis fans applauding him after he struck a magnificent treble against them on Sunday.

Solari pledges to continue after Madrid dumped out by Ajax

In seven days, Madrid have been knocked out of the Copa del Rey, La Liga's title race and now the last 16 of the Champions League

Messi scores 400th La Liga goal, sends Barca five points clear

The victory saw Valverde's side restore their advantage over Atletico Madrid

Lopetegui gambled everything and lost the lot after being sacked by Real Madrid

​Julen Lopetegui's brief and inglorious reign as Real Madrid coach lasted just 139 days after the club confirmed he had been sacked on Monday

Suarez hits hat-trick as Barcelona blow away Madrid

​Barcelona ran riot in the Clasico on Sunday

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Centre for Women & Gender Studies

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Greening the Future

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Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

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National Science and Technology Forum

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Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

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