Allen Dodson

  • joined Jan 20, 2011
  • last login Aug 29, 2014
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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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Villarreal-Astana GAMETHREAD


Here are the lineups: VILLARREAL--Juan Carlos, Mario, Musacchio, Gabriel, Jaume Costa; Pina, Trigueros, Espinosa, Moi Gómez; Gerard y Vietto. ASTANA-- Loginovski; Beysebekov, Dmitrenko,...

Podcast: Astana/Barca previews, season predictions


Allen and Sid enter the new season full of optimism.

Villarreal take 3-0 away lead into Astana tie


Kazakhstan's FK Astana visit El Madrigal. Villarreal lead 3-0 from the first (away) leg, so you'd think propgression should be a formality; nevertheless, Marcelino has urged everyone to be on their...

It's prediction time! How will Villarreal fare?


Last year our collective wisdom was pretty good, most of us having Villarreal in 6th or 7th. Let's see how we do this time.

Villareal win, plus other La Liga scores


News of an ex-Villarreal defender, highlights of yesterday's win, and more....

Villarreal vs Astana: European League qualifier


Villarreal are in Kazakhstan for a Europa League qualifier, first leg. Vamos Submarino!!

Villarreal visit Real Zaragoza in a friendly


Zaragoza have fallen on hard times--this historically Primera side will play a second successive season in the Segunda for the first time in 60 years

Ceramica Trophy match: Villarreal at home!!


Remember our last home match in El Madrigal? After three months of rest, practice and away matches, we return for the Ceramica Trophy matcha against Sasssuolo (BTW, 4-0 over Rayo, May 10 2014)

Villarreal-Sassuolo: Ceramica Trophy match preview


Sassuolo is a industrial town of 40,000 in north-central Italy, and the town industry is--ceramic tiles. Their football team just finished its first year in Italy's top flight. Seems like an...

Trying to bring perspective to the Mateo chase


It seems to this observer the Musacchio transfer is becoming less likely--and Victor Ruiz has nothing to do with it, Sr. Roig and Villarreal's desire to be fairly compensated does. We'll see. And...

Villarreal squad numbers released today


Getting ready for our official presentation at El Madrigal tomorrow in the Ceramica Trophy--we have official shirt numbers for 2014-15!

We're looking for a few good writers....


Villarreal USA is excited about the new season; we have a lot we can do, but we'd love to have more writers on the site. Can you help?

Villarreal 2014-15 position preview: goalkeeper


Unlike virtually everyone else in the Primera this season, we have kept the same starting keeper, and the same backup. I view that as a good thing.

Submarine Sinks Swans, 3-0


Villarreal impressed in another pre-season friendly, this time at Swansea.

Villarreal visit Swansea in an attractive friendly


Villarreal face Swansea in an attractive friendly.

Villarreal ins and outs: a busy summer so far


Not content to stand pat this summer, Villarreal have made a number of moves to effectively compete in three competitions. And after last season's poor B team results, a number of changes have been...

Luciano Vietto arrives at Villarreal


Our signing from Argentina trains for the first time with the club (he'll be presented to the fans tomorrow); meanwhile, Aquino loan move still up in the air, and we want 15m for Musacchio somehow....

Villarreal-Middlesborugh friendly: game thread


Villarreal visit the banks of the Tees--the Riverside Stadium in Middlesborugh for a friendly against that Championship side.

Ex-Villarreal youth teamer heads to Vermont


Jaime Miralles will be playing and studying at UVM--the University of Vermont

Villarreal-Celtic friendly September 3!!


A very special friendly, celebrating 10 years of the Celtic Submari penya and with proceeds going to the "United By Hope" campaign to research alternative treatments of childhood cancer.

American Akale on the scoresheet for Villarreal


A Villarreal U-18 team (basically, a "Juvenil" squad) played Southampton's U-18 squad, which is currently touring Spain. US youth international Mukwelle Akale scored one of the goals for us in a...

Villarreal interested in Luciano Vietto


According to press reports, Villarreal have made an offer to Racing Club (Argentina) for their young striker Luciano Vietto. He is supposed to be the real deal....!

Villarreal-Barcelona in La Liga's second week


The league released its schedule today, at long last, and Villarreal open up against Levante (away), then welcome Barcelona to El Madrigal. After the way we threw away the match against them last...

Aquino loan fallen through?? Update


Mexican sources are reporting the discussions between Villarreal and Celtic have concluded satisfactorily, with Javier Aquino moving on loan to the Glasgow side. This frees up a non-EU roster spot,...

Villarreal-- Elche on July 30


Elche has invited Villarreal to participate in their Festa Trofeu d'Elx match. The 55th edition, on July 30.

Summertime podcast: Villarreal preseason begins


Allen and Sid review the Workd Cup and how our guys did there, and then turn their attention to the current squad. Sad to see Perbet go, but we move on. What moves might be left to make in the next...

Practices start today for Villarreal!


Still a few moves to make, I'm sure, but training starts today for Villarreal CF's first team; the B team began today.

Villarreal ins, outs, what remains to be done


A bit of a catchup post here: moves out, moves in, who still might move.

World Cup: France, Nigeria, Germany, Algeria today


African sides are in the spotlight today, though neither is expected to triumph over European opposition. France-Nigeria will start us off, followed by Germany-Algeria. I'm expecting more goals,...

Gio scores goal for Mexico, but El Tri head home


In what we thought would be a fascinating match, and pretty much was, Mexico took the lead through a Giovani dos Santos goal before paying the price for going defensive--and for clumsy challenges...

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