Hey everyone and welcome to my latest creation: Barcelona Football Blog. Kevin and I are both moving over from TheOffside, but we’re going to maintain our typical standard of content (I think I heard some of you sighing there) along with a little greater output. I’m excited to be a part of a project that, while not containing any new contributing writers (as of now), looks to dedicate an entire site to FC Barcelona. Behind-the-scenes is our IT man, Tarun, who will be aiding us in a variety of different ways. You’ll see his work every day, but you’ll never really notice it. Our other new contributor is Hector, a regular commenter on our old site who has made the shift to become our tactical liaison. We’re excited to have both of these superstars on our team.
In the coming days and weeks, we’ll be setting a few ads around the site in order to obtain a level of revenue sufficient for us to provide donations to charities. We’re talking about chump change in a lot of ways, but with every visit and every click, we’ll be able to provide better services for those around the world who are in need — this is what, to me, FC Barcelona stands for in many ways and it is an honor and a privilege to be involved in anything that attempts to make our world stronger while also providing scintillating football and good commentary.
Another goal for this site is to provide a space for culés to gather and discuss the club in as erudite and interesting ways as possible. As on TheOffside, we ask everyone to remain civil in discussions, both with fellow culés as well as with anyone from other teams that comes around. Any negative comments will, of course, be deleted and the commenters will be banned for any repeated violations. Please bear with us as we work to correct any spam-related problems we have in the coming weeks as the site begins to work out the minor kinks in the WordPress system.
At the moment, you can follow me on Twitter (do it!) where I’ll be posting the titles of our latest posts, some thoughts on games as I watch them, and random inanities that cross my mind. You know you want tweeted by me. Am I using those verbs correctly? I don’t know cause I’m new at this whole technology thing.
Also starting up this week is the Yahoo Fantasy league. It is a salary cap league. Please join the group by creating a team and then joining the Barcelona Football Blog group here. The password is the incredibly impossible to guess “barcelona”. PS, don’t call your team The Yaya because we’ll have problems if you do. I’ll make a few dedicated posts to the league throughout the year, including one a bout a week before the official kickoff of the league (when you’ll need to have your teams all picked out) where I’ll provide a few tips picked up from previous years of experience in this league.
Throughout the coming days we’ll be updating this site with a myriad of new content, including more subpages (Contact, Stats, etc) so that the experience here will be far easier for those interested mainly in things FCB. There should also be a Facebook page going up soon that you can join, so look forward to that! Sit back and relax, folks, it’s time to party like it’s 2009.