Real Sociedad are not one of Spain's best sides currently, but they aren't relegation material either. To my knowledge, they are a club that usually ends up in midtable. I know that they are a side located in the Basque region (el pais Vasco) where there's strong local sentiments and a somewhat recently subdued anti-Castille stance. I know that aside from Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, Real Sociedad were the last club aside from the big three in Spain to win a championship (way back in 1984). I wish Arif and Tayfun luck in Real Sociedad and hope they carry the Turkish flag with dignity (except against Barcelona). John Toshack, the man who coached Besiktas recently, was once the manager for Real Sociedad too.