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Players' strike suspended by High Court

Stop press....games apparently will take place this weekend.

Story here, in English:

http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/05/14/inenglish/1431604190_298935.html

The RFEF has accordingly released the names of the referees for this weekend's matches; we have Velasco Caballo assigned to our match with Malaga.

WIll be interesting to see what team we put out there now that the match is meaningless.

Note the league had to post a €5m bond with the court, and talks are still ongoing to resolve the issues surrounding the media law.

Worth noting too that while the players' demand for more money allocated to lower-division clubs makes sense if you look at other countries, the problem here is that may not be possible at this time given (a) Barcelona and Real Madrid have been told they won't lose money under the new law; (b) the revenues will be divided more fairly among the other 18 Primera clubs; (c) no one knows exactly how much the rights will go for.  If the new contract brings in €1 billion as compared to the current €700m or whatever, fine, but otherwise, it's hard to make the sums work--unless Barca and Madrid agree to a 10% cut in what they get.  Dream on.

In the ruling, the magistrates have given a condition to the suspending of the strike: a cautionary €5 million that the LFP must deposit in a bank account before 15:00 today, Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Sports Council, the AFE and the LFP continue working towards an agreement.

The Royal Federation of Spanish Football (RFEF) has also officially announced that "the competitions will be held in accordance with the calendar that has been set."

In the ruling, the magistrates have given a condition to the suspending of the strike: a cautionary €5 million that the LFP must deposit in a bank account before 15:00 today, Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Sports Council, the AFE and the LFP continue working towards an agreement.

The Royal Federation of Spanish Football (RFEF) has also officially announced that "the competitions will be held in accordance with the calendar that has been set."

In the ruling, the magistrates have given a condition to the suspending of the strike: a cautionary €5 million that the LFP must deposit in a bank account before 15:00 today, Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Sports Council, the AFE and the LFP continue working towards an agreement.

The Royal Federation of Spanish Football (RFEF) has also officially announced that "the competitions will be held in accordance with the calendar that has been set."

In the ruling, the magistrates have given a condition to the suspending of the strike: a cautionary €5 million that the LFP must deposit in a bank account before 15:00 today, Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Sports Council, the AFE and the LFP continue working towards an agreement.

The Royal Federation of Spanish Football (RFEF) has also officially announced that "the competitions will be held in accordance with the calendar that has been set."