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Allen Dodson

  • joined Jan 20, 2011
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A fan of the beautiful game for many years, discovered Villarreal through the CL heroics and heartbreaks. I liked the fact that they were from a small town in the Valencian Community and yet were on the world stage with Arsenal, Liverpool, Barcelona, etc. so began supporting Villarreal. I haven't made it to El Madrigal yet, but hope to one of these days!

My wife and I (and our three cats) are now living in central California, in the Sierra foothills. Apart from blogging about Villarreal, I also spend a good deal of free time cooking and playing music, and enjoying the local wines. I can't claim my paella is a true paella Valenciana, but it's getting to be pretty darn good!!

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Recent Activity
Pantic on loan to Cordoba for a year, it appears
Commented on Another American connection: CD Roda's Jaime Miralles now playing in Vermont on Aug 1 2014, 1:35a
news of our former striker Joselu (hey, he played in the Champions League)
Commented on Another American connection: CD Roda's Jaime Miralles now playing in Vermont on Jul 31 2014, 6:10p
news of our former keeper Diego Lopez
Commented on Another American connection: CD Roda's Jaime Miralles now playing in Vermont on Jul 31 2014, 3:21p
Grondona was nothing but a thieving scumbag who held back Argentine football
Commented on Another American connection: CD Roda's Jaime Miralles now playing in Vermont on Jul 31 2014, 3:19p
I will try to actually remember this one!!!
Commented on Another American connection: CD Roda's Jaime Miralles now playing in Vermont on Jul 31 2014, 3:18p
final 1-1, Elche win 7-6 on penalties
Commented on Another American connection: CD Roda's Jaime Miralles now playing in Vermont on Jul 30 2014, 8:38p
thanks Bill for running this
Commented on Another American connection: CD Roda's Jaime Miralles now playing in Vermont on Jul 30 2014, 3:56p
very strange
Commented on Another American connection: CD Roda's Jaime Miralles now playing in Vermont on Jul 30 2014, 9:57a
Another American connection: CD Roda's Jaime Miralles now playing in Vermont
Posted on Jul 29 2014, 2:40p
the Elche friendly tomorrow will be streamed on the official site
Commented on September 3: a very special friendly, Villarreal v Celtic on Jul 29 2014, 12:24p
we know de Guz will be sold
Commented on Villarreal trying to land young Argentine striker Luciano Vietto on Jul 29 2014, 10:23a
September 3: a very special friendly, Villarreal v Celtic
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 11:21p
Barca bought Mathieu
Commented on Villarreal U-18 squad defeats Southampton U-18's; American Akale scores one of the goals on Jul 28 2014, 4:21p
good question. He played vs Reus, didn't he?
Commented on Villarreal U-18 squad defeats Southampton U-18's; American Akale scores one of the goals on Jul 28 2014, 12:25p
another rumor
Commented on Villarreal trying to land young Argentine striker Luciano Vietto on Jul 28 2014, 10:10a - 1 reply
Javi Mata reporting it is a done deal and he will be introduced later this week
Commented on Villarreal trying to land young Argentine striker Luciano Vietto on Jul 28 2014, 10:05a
B team report
Commented on Villarreal U-18 squad defeats Southampton U-18's; American Akale scores one of the goals on Jul 27 2014, 12:08p
Jiwonsi, just what alternative universe do you inhabit?
Commented on Villarreal trying to land young Argentine striker Luciano Vietto on Jul 27 2014, 11:58a - 1 reply
Villarreal U-18 squad defeats Southampton U-18's; American Akale scores one of the goals
Posted on Jul 27 2014, 11:14a
newspaper report he is traveling on monday for his medical
Commented on Villarreal trying to land young Argentine striker Luciano Vietto on Jul 27 2014, 9:53a - 1 reply
according to this, there is some sort of deal between Villarreal and Racing Club for Vietto
Commented on Villarreal trying to land young Argentine striker Luciano Vietto on Jul 26 2014, 10:06p
B and C teams also won today
Commented on Villarreal trying to land young Argentine striker Luciano Vietto on Jul 26 2014, 5:50p
Reus 0-2 Villarreal
Commented on Villarreal trying to land young Argentine striker Luciano Vietto on Jul 26 2014, 5:45p
I think it will depend on whether Valencia can get their ownership situation sorted out
Commented on Villarreal trying to land young Argentine striker Luciano Vietto on Jul 26 2014, 5:41p - 1 reply
Villarreal trying to land young Argentine striker Luciano Vietto
Posted on Jul 25 2014, 10:20p
Gio talks up Villarreal
Commented on La Liga schedule released: Villarreal's first home match vs. Barcelona on Jul 24 2014, 8:58p
Gio and Aquino returned to practice this morning
Commented on La Liga schedule released: Villarreal's first home match vs. Barcelona on Jul 24 2014, 3:05p
La Liga schedule released: Villarreal's first home match vs. Barcelona
Posted on Jul 24 2014, 12:17p
usually we have a sell-on clause
Commented on Javier Aquino Celtic loan deal now doubtful on Jul 24 2014, 12:02p
Morata hurt his knee in his first practice with Juve
Commented on Villarreal to play a friendly against Elche on July 30 on Jul 21 2014, 8:09p
correct
Commented on CD Lugo's Octopus and Beer kits are the year's best/worst on Jul 21 2014, 5:55p
RUMOR: Villarreal interseted in Manuel Lanzini (River PLate)
Commented on Javier Aquino Celtic loan deal now doubtful on Jul 21 2014, 12:48p
for me, Manu's against Barcelona, or Gio's second goal against Valencia
Commented on Javier Aquino Celtic loan deal now doubtful on Jul 21 2014, 12:43p
here is an idea.....
Commented on Villarreal to play a friendly against Elche on July 30 on Jul 20 2014, 6:19p
Javier Aquino Celtic loan deal now doubtful
Posted on Jul 20 2014, 3:13p
Aquino appears to be going to Celtic on loan
Commented on Villarreal to play a friendly against Elche on July 30 on Jul 19 2014, 9:38a
I would go the other way
Commented on Villarreal to play a friendly against Elche on July 30 on Jul 18 2014, 11:43a - 1 reply
my guess is slightly less, maybe €6m?
Commented on Villarreal to play a friendly against Elche on July 30 on Jul 18 2014, 10:51a
Maicon is our #1 target
Commented on Villarreal to play a friendly against Elche on July 30 on Jul 18 2014, 1:14a - 1 reply
we apparently offered Espanyol €2m for Victor Sanchez
Commented on Villarreal ins and outs: Farewell Perbet, welcome Espinosa, J dos Santos, Rukavina! on Jul 18 2014, 1:03a
If Aquino goes, it frees up a place for a non-EU player
Commented on Summertime Podcast: World Cup is Over, Villarreal preseason begins on Jul 17 2014, 4:22p
we can take a few guesses though
Commented on FIFPro says Spanish footballers owed €23 million in unpaid salaries on Jul 17 2014, 1:57p
Villarreal in England
Commented on Villarreal to play a friendly against Elche on July 30 on Jul 17 2014, 10:07a
Juanto Ortuno
Commented on Villarreal to play a friendly against Elche on July 30 on Jul 17 2014, 9:56a
following up on a couple of podcast comments with articles in today's EPM....
Commented on Summertime Podcast: World Cup is Over, Villarreal preseason begins on Jul 16 2014, 10:43p
I likes me that red kit too
Commented on Villarreal to play a friendly against Elche on July 30 on Jul 16 2014, 10:19p - 1 reply
Word is Dorado and Iñiguez are still struggling
Commented on Practices start today for Villarreal on Jul 16 2014, 3:36p
Villarreal to play a friendly against Elche on July 30
Posted on Jul 16 2014, 3:33p
Summertime Podcast: World Cup is Over, Villarreal preseason begins
Posted on Jul 16 2014, 12:53p
more keepers
Commented on Villarreal ins and outs: Farewell Perbet, welcome Espinosa, J dos Santos, Rukavina! on Jul 16 2014, 9:41a
Florian Lejeune (ex Villareal B, had been loaned in France) to Girona
Commented on Practices start today for Villarreal on Jul 15 2014, 5:56p
maybe back then FIFA had a backbone
Commented on What will the next American World Cup look like? on Jul 15 2014, 2:01p - 1 reply
Marcelino today after first training session
Commented on Practices start today for Villarreal on Jul 15 2014, 10:58a
here's the guy I keep wondering about
Commented on Villarreal ins and outs: Farewell Perbet, welcome Espinosa, J dos Santos, Rukavina! on Jul 15 2014, 10:25a
I saw this too, but....
Commented on Villarreal ins and outs: Farewell Perbet, welcome Espinosa, J dos Santos, Rukavina! on Jul 15 2014, 10:12a
Practices start today for Villarreal
Posted on Jul 15 2014, 12:54a
He seems excited to be here.
Commented on Villarreal ins and outs: Farewell Perbet, welcome Espinosa, J dos Santos, Rukavina! on Jul 14 2014, 3:56p - 1 reply
Evian, who had Marco Ruben on loan last year
Commented on Villarreal ins and outs: Farewell Perbet, welcome Espinosa, J dos Santos, Rukavina! on Jul 14 2014, 3:54p - 1 reply
could have had plenty of choices
Commented on Lionel Messi wins 2014 World Cup Golden Ball on Jul 13 2014, 6:10p
de Guzman rumors
Commented on Villarreal ins and outs: Farewell Perbet, welcome Espinosa, J dos Santos, Rukavina! on Jul 13 2014, 11:37a
Ceramic Trophy opponent announced
Commented on Villarreal ins and outs: Farewell Perbet, welcome Espinosa, J dos Santos, Rukavina! on Jul 12 2014, 10:00a
Villarreal ins and outs: Farewell Perbet, welcome Espinosa, J dos Santos, Rukavina!
Posted on Jul 12 2014, 12:45a
can you guys find Barca Blaugranes and continue this discussion?
Commented on World Cup: Brazil vs Netherlands Match Preview on Jul 12 2014, 12:42a - 1 reply
WC is one of the few events that has a third-place match anymore
Commented on World Cup: Brazil vs Netherlands Match Preview on Jul 12 2014, 12:40a - 1 reply
interesting that Gerard Moreno was one of the players debuting them
Commented on World Cup: Quarterfinals Thread, Day 1 on Jul 11 2014, 8:14p
Jonathan dos Santos presentation
Commented on World Cup: Quarterfinals Thread, Day 1 on Jul 11 2014, 4:55p
here's my reaction....
Commented on World Cup: Quarterfinals Thread, Day 1 on Jul 11 2014, 4:47p
agree with you I see Gio as a second striker not right wing
Commented on World Cup: Quarterfinals Thread, Day 1 on Jul 11 2014, 11:27a - 1 reply
a three year deal
Commented on World Cup: Quarterfinals Thread, Day 1 on Jul 11 2014, 9:45a - 1 reply
word is Deportivo has signed him
Commented on World Cup: Quarterfinals Thread, Day 1 on Jul 10 2014, 1:36p - 1 reply
note too that there is a CL clause in j2santos' contract
Commented on World Cup: Quarterfinals Thread, Day 1 on Jul 10 2014, 1:32p
I still think we need a central defender
Commented on World Cup: Quarterfinals Thread, Day 1 on Jul 10 2014, 9:05a
yes, I see that too...
Commented on World Cup: Quarterfinals Thread, Day 1 on Jul 7 2014, 8:50a
do we have confirmation?
Commented on World Cup: Quarterfinals Thread, Day 1 on Jul 6 2014, 10:52p - 1 reply
another loanee from Atletico Madrid?
Commented on Transfer News: Sergio Asenjo Signs with Villarreal CF on Jul 6 2014, 9:00a
Willy Caballero going to Man City for €8m
Commented on Transfer News: Sergio Asenjo Signs with Villarreal CF on Jul 6 2014, 8:59a
B team news
Commented on Transfer News: Sergio Asenjo Signs with Villarreal CF on Jul 6 2014, 8:57a
news of ex-manager Juan Carlos Garrido
Commented on Transfer News: Sergio Asenjo Signs with Villarreal CF on Jul 6 2014, 12:52a
and one departure
Commented on Transfer News: Sergio Asenjo Signs with Villarreal CF on Jul 3 2014, 3:03p
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