Me vs Malaga: Match Comments Post

We take on Malaga at home in what, as always, is a must win game. The league hangs by the tiniest of threads (come on Athletic!), but no matter, to play and play the Barça way. Let’s do it!

Barça: Pinto, Alves, Puyol, Mascherano, Adriano, Keita, Cesc, Iniesta, Cuenca, Messi, Pedro

Malaga: Kameni, Jesús Gámez, Demichelis, Sergio Sánchez, Eliseu, Portillo, Camacho, Cazorla, Duda, Buonanotte, Rondón

This day, this ugly day in NYC, could be a beautiful day for me in my absurd gamble with my friend CJ: Malaga is bound for the Europa league, I tell you! Down with Malaga and boo Weligton! Pellegrini is too scared to play him because he knows Messi would nutmeg him and score a thousand golazos in revenge for his stamp a couple of years ago. BOO WELIGTON. Let that be our battle cry today.

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Isaiah is a co-founder and lead writer for Barcelona Football Blog. He currently lives in the greater New York City area with his wife and daughter.

137 Comments

  1. blitzen
    May 4, 2012

    Where is everyone today? I’m talking to myself again.

    Boisseau (agent Keita): “We’ll meet Barça before cup final. We didn’t yet talk to any club, Seydou first want to talk with Vilanova.” [cope] (@barcastuff)

    Meaning, Keita wants to stay as long as Tito wants him to stay. I think.

    • barca96
      May 4, 2012

      He needs to stay! He has mastered DM position on top of his natural CM position.

    • Laurentiu88
      May 4, 2012

      well i think the question is what are Tito’s plans? which positions he thinks need to be strength, what changes he might bring in terms of players and tactics if any.

      so far the hypothesis is that Tito is even more attack minded than Pep. I wonder what he might try to change? Really exiting.

  2. Laurentiu88
    May 4, 2012

    I guess now we can identify not signing any defenders last year as a key mistake in our season. 🙁

  3. Laurentiu88
    May 4, 2012

    it seems that Alexis won’t play in the derby as he is not fit yet. maybe some improvement can be made in regards to him too as it looks that his muscular problems are recurring quite often now.

  4. cita
    May 4, 2012

    FYI–The Barcelona ladies football team (current league leaders) can win the league title today if they beat Athletic Bilbao (currently in second). Barca is losing 2-1 at the half, but the second half just got underway. The game is being live-streamed here: http://www.esport3.cat/directes/esport3/

    Thanks to the ladies at @FutfemEnglish for the info!

  5. Laurentiu88
    May 4, 2012

    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/world-of-sport/better-value-scream-cristiano-ronaldo-135056540.html

    for some, CR brings on comparison’s with Munch’s painting The Scream.

    to me he still resembles a sex doll when celebrating goals. so weird how the guy manages to symbolize (almost) everything that is stupid with our world. like the new kids in clubs these days and everything wrong, from fashion to music to ideas. (thou’ i am sure this is largely a partial image of him,i am sure (hope) there is a more complex CR)

  6. ooga aga
    May 4, 2012

    a couple of things gathered from the official site:

    first, eric cantona visited todays practice. and thierry henry visited a week or two ago. everybody wants a piece.

    second, here is a quote from the website, from pep’s presser:

    Sobre algunos de los comentarios que se han hecho sobre su persona, ha sido muy breve: “Desde hace tiempo se ha intentado hacer ver que soy como no soy. Que me dejen ser como soy”.

    translation:

    Regarding some of the commentaries that have been made regarding his person (i.e., regarding pep), he has been very brief: “For a long time attempts have been made to make it look like I am someone that I am not. Let me be as I am.”

    anyone know what this is about?

    • blitzen
      May 4, 2012

      I don’t know about Eric Cantona, but Thierry Henry was in Barcelona to visit his close friend Eric Abidal after his surgery. Of course he was going to drop by a training session to say hello to everyone.

      As for the second question, I don’t know what specific remarks he was referring to today, but both Mourinho and his spokesdog have implied that Pep presents one face to the world when inside he is just as arrogant and manipulative as they are.

    • culegirl3
      May 4, 2012

      I think Pep’s comment is an acknowledgement/jab at Mourinho’s mouthpiece Paramés.

      “@PuntoPelota: Guardiola:”Nuestro comportamiento siempre ha sido modélico”-Aqui esta la confirmacion de q aun hay angelitos!”

      Translation: Guardiola says Our behavior has always been exemplary. Paramés says: Here’s the confirmation that angels still exist.

      Pep’s full quote is this(in response to a question about Thong Boy giving Javi Martinez the middle finger): “Todo es importante, saber ganar y saber perder. Nosotros lo hemos intentado hacer lo mejor posible, nos habremos equivocado alguna vez, es normal. Pero nuestro comportamiento ha sido modélico y estoy muy orgulloso”

  7. Gogah
    May 4, 2012

    This Liga season, we have the best goal difference under Guardiola.
    Inspite of pep and a lot here saying that ee are deserved winners, i feel We deserved to win the league and are the best team in Spain. of course Pep is a gracious man in defeat, but there is bound to be the herd that are too much in love with Pep and try to emulate the attitude he projects.
    Barca have played the supposedly deserved champions six times this year alone (enough games to judge who is better) and come out on top with an aggregate score of 13-10, kicking them out of two competitions in the process and still having a better aggregate in the liga, which we eventually conceded to ee.
    they too have a better GD, but if one counts the penalties that were given to both teams against the number of legit penalties that were denied, we could have an accurate picture of the league table.
    Sadly any cries of conspiracy will only alert the herd.
    😀

  8. Judas Pissed
    May 4, 2012

    Let royal have their open top bus tour with their one cup this season – they deserve it. We will have ours with our 3 – maybe 4 – cups we have won this season.

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