Things I Like / Open Thread

This is just a partial list of things I like:

There are, of course, other things, but these two are pretty high up there at the moment.

Madrid, cabron, saluda al campeon!

Much more tomorrow, but for now, open thread in the comments. Have at it, cules.

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Isaiah is a co-founder and lead writer for Barcelona Football Blog. He currently lives in Germany with his wife and daughter.

192 Comments

  1. April 11, 2010

    I’m thinking the next Barca shirt I buy (probably next season’s home strip) will bear Pedro’s name.

    • Bruno
      April 11, 2010

      Nice, my new shirt will be in support of JDS.

      • andrew M
        April 12, 2010

        haha i know who you are.

        watch me strut my stuff in my busi shirt!

      • Ryan
        April 11, 2010

        I don’t suppose there’s some kind of logo P! could get on a jersey to symbolize the 6 competitions he’s scored in? Maybe 6 exclamation points?

  2. ElShowDeJason
    April 11, 2010

    I like that the EE’s fans booed Crynaldo. That might be more satisfying than hearing them applaud Messi.

  3. Bill
    April 11, 2010

    For me, still Iniesta. The few mins he was in, showed class and cunning, second only to Messi

    • ElShowDeJason
      April 11, 2010

      Totally!
      Iniesta’s mere presence puts me at ease, but simultaneusly excites me.

  4. ooga aga
    April 11, 2010

    i like that messi (in addition to being the goleador mas goleador de la liga) is also leading the league in assists (tied with Xavi)

  5. luna
    April 11, 2010

    I like that it seems El Kaiser de Michoacán is coming back to form.

    • Luna
      April 11, 2010

      While a little off topic, I DON”T like that el chicharito (aka javier hernandez) signed with Manchester United…

        • lovelymofo
          April 11, 2010

          I like your icon. Muy sexi.

          Also, yay on Rafa and meh on Chicharito. He should go to Italy or something.

          • Corrine
            April 11, 2010

            thanlks 😉

            the problem with manutd is they have a lot of “promising young talent” like tosic, welbeck and macheda who all play similar positions. they’ve signed a few players like chicharito but a lot of them end up stuck in reserves then loaned out to a club like hull, then end up getting sold haha

          • Luna
            April 11, 2010

            i too have a feeling chicharito will end up on those endless reserves. I obviously like Spain and was hoping he’d end up there. I don’t think his size is a good fit in the EPL. Hope he proves me wrong and gets plenty of time on the pitch

  6. Luke
    April 11, 2010

    I will really like the Pique away shirt I am purchasing soon.

  7. Benj
    April 11, 2010

    I really like the bet we made at our Spanish Club in Perth regarding the game. The losing teams supporters need to wear the winners shirt for a week.

    Theres a couple of sad lookin madrileños in Blue and Red shirts this week!

    Saluda al campeon!

  8. I love exiting the # 3 train at the Maria Cristina stop and walking the 2/3 miles to the Estadi Nou Camp on a brisk European night in April. Siting in the 200 section eating a bocadilla (sandwich), and listening to our boys jog into the stadium with 97,000 Clues screaming wildly. Then sitting back with an Estrella Damm beer thanking god that he gave me two eyes to watch total football and the beautiful game.

  9. Corrine
    April 11, 2010

    i swapped numbers with a madridista at the pub yesterday, i beg for your forgiveness

    • ooga aga
      April 11, 2010

      forget it, it wont work. trust me, im an expert in relationships.

      • Bruno
        April 12, 2010

        Just don’t let Isaiah here about this tryst, he’ll set extravagant conditions for your Barca redemption.

    • Jnice
      April 11, 2010

      Courtesy of Kari 😀

      *http://en.gravatar.com/site/signup

      Just follow the instructions. After you enter your email and made your account, choose any image you’d like.

      However, make sure the email you choose is the same email you use when you’re posting comments. If you choose a different email, then it won’t show up.

      • Corrine
        April 11, 2010

        excellent, messi modeling underwear on a zebra print couch. just what this blog needed

        thanks 😀

    • Luna
      April 11, 2010

      i used gravatar.com make sure you rate it G

  10. Corrine
    April 11, 2010

    when was the last time we were able to play our strongest squad, with iniesta/ibra/messi all fit, and with my preferred yaya and abidal?

    • Jnice
      April 11, 2010

      Good question, I have no idea. And we have probably used that lineup only once or twice. Crazy.

      • Corrine
        April 11, 2010

        i hope we can save that for the CL final… hehehe

        • stephen
          April 12, 2010

          im hoping to see that BEFORE the final, I love for them to be pumped and ready !

  11. April 11, 2010

    I asked my friend to get me last season’s (the treble season’s) 50-50 red and blue jersey. On the back i got printed ‘GUARDIOLA’ with the number ‘3’ – Guardiola’s number at one point of time; and Pique’s now.

    I simply love, love, loooove it. 😀

    • stowe
      April 11, 2010

      i thought that guardiola was THE #4, am i wrong?

      • April 12, 2010

        he was, in the latter stages of his career. He started off with 3.

  12. Jnice
    April 11, 2010

    I like the fact that my first class was canceled tomorrow (still doesn’t erase the fact that I have an exam tomorrow, but that’s neither here nor there), which in turn allows me to stay up longer and see what various internet sites have to say about our wonderful team. I literally spend hours reading different articles and comments. Can’t wait for Sid Lowe’s article tomorrow.

    • Jnice
      April 11, 2010

      Also can’t wait for “Revista de La Liga” on Tuesday. Anyone who wants links for that just holler. Oh and “El Dia Despues” gets released tomorrow as well. 😀

    • Corrine
      April 11, 2010

      i can’t wait for the podcasts! the english based ones are especially enjoyable these days since they’ve started to treat barca (and messi) on the same level as their own guys

    • Luna
      April 11, 2010

      what sites/podcasts do you all listen to?

      • Corrine
        April 11, 2010

        the football ramble is my favourite and i started tuning into football weekly which features siddy lowe. isaiah told me about that one 😛

        • Jnice
          April 11, 2010

          How is the football ramble, Corrine?

          • Corrine
            April 12, 2010

            i really like it, they’re hilarious haha. they start off with premier league but they do la liga very well imo, lots of focus on barca lately. they also bring up interesting stuff from other leagues that i would’ve never known about too. i recommend starting with the “and they called him alan…” podcast!!

        • Luna
          April 11, 2010

          not familiar with football ramble, gonna have to check it out. I already spend too much time surfing the net for Barca related stuff

      • Jnice
        April 11, 2010

        Podcasts-Guardian, World Football Daily, World Football Phone-In,Soccernet and bbc ones (sometimes) Sites- random English sites like Daily Mail, Soccernet, forums like fbtz.com of course the Guardian, BBC. Sometimes I just type “Barcelona” into google news to see what articles there are on us.

        Every week I watch “Revista de La Liga” from Skysports and just started watching “El Dia Despues” which is great for like behind the scenes type stuff (showing Peps reaction on the sidelines, etc.)they have lip-readers and all that. I watch the Champions League review shows with all the British pundits to hear all the dumb things they usually say lol. Everyone is on the Mourinho bandwagon right now. Inter beat Chelsea, so there the British Press’ new Chelsea. “Ooh let’s see how Barça do against a strong and organize defense.” As if Inter wasn’t in our group in the CL. K, let me stop. 😀

        • Corrine
          April 11, 2010

          oops maybe i meant world football daily*

          • Jnice
            April 12, 2010

            Corrine, no you’re right. World football daily is a different, American-run podcast.

        • Luna
          April 11, 2010

          Thanks for the info. I on occasion watched Revista de la liga, but stopeed when one of the 2 dudes said something stupid about Barca. Not familiar with El Dia Despues…

          I am so jonesing for some specific Barca, dudes sitting around on couches, pontificating in an absolute brilliant matter about futbol! Thanks

          • Jnice
            April 12, 2010

            No problem, Luna.

            Yeah, occasionally Guillem Balague will say some stupid things about Barça. Especially since he is an Espanyol fan and has a weekly column in AS.

        • ooga aga
          April 12, 2010

          dude, jnice, if you are combing through that much stuff, you should make your obsession useful to the rest of us heh heh and create some sort of digest with links etc with your favorite articles from the day. a la pep’s (football transfers) place. maybe you have been all along and i wasnt noticing.

    • Kari
      April 12, 2010

      “I literally spend hours reading different articles and comments”

      OMG, this is so funny! I do pretty much the same Jnice! Excpet I haven’t heard of the those other podcast (other than the Guardian). Now, I have a few more ways to obsess over Barca 😀 .

  13. I like how Man City are preparing a 50 million pound bid for c\Cesc, and are also interested in BANGS and Fernando Torres.

    • stephen
      April 12, 2010

      someone should prob notify them that bangs isnt leaving, huh?

  14. vicsoc8
    April 11, 2010

    I like the fact that potential contenders to jump to the first team in the future include:

    Muniesa, Fontas, Botia, Bartra, JDS, Thiago, Sergi Roberto, Gai, and others that I’ve forgotten.

    And then there’s the other unknowns, who ever thought Busquets or Pedro would make it into the first team?
    If half those players make it, I will be ecstatic.

  15. lovelymofo
    April 11, 2010

    It’s no secret that I have a special spot in my heart for Iker-face. That look of total disgust when his defense fails him makes me giggle.

    I like that Barça is ‘mes que un club’.

    I like Xavi’s eyebrows.

    I like sheer joy of Messi’s futbol.

    And I like that writing this list makes me thing of this song:

    >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NaSWvPIqNw&feature=related

    Me gusta el Barça, me gustas tu!

    • lovelymofo
      April 11, 2010

      Obviously thing = think. I hate typos. 🙁

    • Jnice
      April 11, 2010

      LOL, I love that Iker face too. So pathetic.

      • lovelymofo
        April 11, 2010

        I should confess that he’s the only member of EE that I kind of like. What? He’s kind of dreamy, even as he loses his hair.

        VV rules Barça tho!

        • vicsoc8
          April 11, 2010

          I like Granero as well. His whole Pirate theme just does it for me.

          • lovelymofo
            April 11, 2010

            Don’t tell anyone, but so do I. I had a dream about Xabi. Ahem. 😀

          • Corrine
            April 12, 2010

            i’m telling everyone

            haha it’s ok, i don’t like… er, dudek

    • Luna
      April 11, 2010

      Love, love, love, Manu Chao…

      Wow what a crazy link, Messi, Maradona, Manu Chao, Mano Negra, Santa Maradona

      We now need us the official Messi song!

  16. MT
    April 11, 2010

    Things I like:
    1. Messi emphatically closing the book on the “Best player in the world” debate.
    2. VV, Pique, Pedro and Abidal’s run of form this season (though I hate VV’s exclusion from the NT).
    3. We have the best midfield duo in the entire universe (these two can run circles around six-legged aliens from Pluto).
    4. The fact that we can rely on our La Maisa products, and not spend ridiculous amounts of money on summer signings the way other teams do (see EE).
    5. Gabby Milito’s comeback story

    Things I’m wary of:
    1. The upcoming CL tie (Mourniho’s tactically-savvy brain worries me)
    2. Yaya stuck on the bench
    3. Management making the wrong signings (We need a LW or an RB, not another maestro. Having three in the mid without a destroyer failed – see Deco, Xavi and Iniesta experiment)

  17. Corrine
    April 11, 2010

    about non barca related stuff:

    it’s cool how villarreal have turned around their season and are a few points away from grabbing a europa league spot

    not cool how atletico got to the europa league semis on away goals. i really wanted to see a david villa vs torres semi

    real sociedad might be promoted to the primera division!!!

    premier league isn’t looking too good this season. three 0-0 draws today with teams that involved manutd and liverpool 🙁

    barclays are pushing for a liverpool sale, yes yes yes! i’ve accepted the fact that there will probably be two manchesters competing in the CL next year 🙁 grrr…

    • lovelymofo
      April 11, 2010

      Ugh, lets not talk about Liverpool. I got up early to watch a 0-0 tie? No thanks. Where’s Gerrard? Sorry to say but he’s had a stank season.

      Isn’t Real Sociedad where Xabi came out of? (Xabi is the only other EE player I can’t hate.)

      • Corrine
        April 12, 2010

        and el niño is injured again :S i don’t think he will ever get to play atletico

  18. April 11, 2010

    I love how everyone in my local pub stares at me while I scream at gol tv, and the way Messi highlights make eventhe soccer haters mouth wow.

    • Luna
      April 12, 2010

      OMG thanks for sharing, Ronaldo’s face, well it speaks volumes, HA HA!!! I rarely dislike a player so much

    • Jnice
      April 12, 2010

      LOL in another video I saw, Cristiano had his arms up for like 10 seconds after the goal in a “WTF” kind of way. Sorry, bud.

    • Helge
      April 12, 2010

      Is CR about to choke on Messi’s goal? Or did he almost puke? 😀

  19. I don’t care what people think of Man City, but if they pick up Cesc, and maybe Baliotelli and Torres, they will be nasty. No way BANGS takes of after one season and the Double!!!!

    • Jnice
      April 12, 2010

      They would be nasty, but that would never happen.

  20. mike in africa
    April 12, 2010

    Yaya gets the rare start he deserves…

    • barca96
      April 12, 2010

      why does he deserve that?
      look what he does when he is on the field

  21. Larm
    April 12, 2010

    i like it when bojan and puyol score

    i like that ray hudson has elevated English to a whole new level of awesome.

    i like sergio ramos when he plays for Spain
    i don’t like sergio ramos when he plays for Madrid.

    i like the thought of barca having a mustache growing competition.

  22. MT
    April 12, 2010

    Oh, and I like linking articles on this site to my Facebook page =)

  23. Nick
    April 12, 2010

    I loved Pep’s passion yesterday. It can’t not pass on to the players.

  24. Reagan
    April 12, 2010

    What do you call a mexican with a vasectomy?

    .. A dry martinez!!!

    • Reagan
      April 12, 2010

      Oooohh another one… What do you call 4 bullfighters in quicksand?

      Quatro “cinco”

  25. y2k156
    April 12, 2010

    I love

    – camp nou and the barca anthem just when the team marches out
    – messi
    – xavi’s out of world passes
    – milito’s comeback story

  26. Kari
    April 12, 2010

    -I love the two people in my avatar.

    -I love everything to do with Barca and I love that I’m alive to watch and savour the greatest period of our history evar.

    -I love that I just said the most cliche thing ever and don’t care even a tiny bit.

    -I’d love Jnice to tell me where to watch Revista online. 🙂

    -I don’t know what to say about Corrine’s avatar execpt: ‘Why am I not surprised? 😀 ‘

    • Jnice
      April 12, 2010

      Haha, it’s on fbtz.com. Registration is closed now, so I’ll post the links when it is uploaded on Tuesday.

  27. Bojan
    April 12, 2010

    Xavi, Bojan, Messi and Puyol definitely!!!! i wont hesitate to but them!!!!!

  28. April 12, 2010

    Zlatan’s big noses and Messi with mittens,
    bright blaugrana colors and pedro! scoring sitters,
    Florentino Perez weeping cuz he can’t buy some wins,
    these are a few of my favorite things…

    When Busquets flops,
    when Xavi drops,
    when I”m feeling saadddd,

    I just think of Guardiola and all that he’s done,

    AND THEN I DONT FEEEEEEL,
    SOOOOO BAAAAADDDDD.

    dont’ knock it. you know you’re impressed.

        • April 12, 2010

          haha thank you, thank you.

          I figured I’d get berated with insults, or I’d get some green thumbs.

    • lovelymofo
      April 12, 2010

      Send it to Crackovia! HEE.

      I also love Zlatan’s big nose. It’s bad ass. But I don’t like when he flat-iron’s his hair. Thats a NO!

      • Luna
        April 12, 2010

        LOL, his big nose is lovely, yeah the flat iron thing, not so much

  29. cliveee
    April 12, 2010

    oh what? conflict with valdano? is this thing real at all? why the hell? milito should just slap him in the face if thats the case.

    • Kxevin
      April 12, 2010

      Recall that EE took a pass on Milito because of his knee. They didn’t treat him very nicely, either. So I’m sure that he was letting Valdano know about the monster match that he had. 😀

    • April 12, 2010

      The unproper thing Valdano did was after Milito’s recent injury: “See! we were smart not to sign him as he is fragile”. That was not class, kicking someone while being injured.

      Ironically RM signed Garay whom Barcelona decided not to sign (though he was a done deal) because of his injury conserns. I wish no one gets injured (Especially an argentinian defender before world cup, ehmm…), but Garay’s injury record is not something RM can praise. And where is the 30M Pepe by the way? Kicking some children in a street fight?

      Milito made them pay back on the pitch. I am certain, they will see more of that in the comming years.

  30. stephen
    April 12, 2010

    – I like the comments on this page lol

    From that game though: Higuains miss, and that Van Der Vaart got DENIED!! felt almost as good as Pedros goal lol I felt that I that ball did not go in, their moral was destroyed and it was great !!

  31. Kxevin
    April 12, 2010

    I like that on the day we win the Clasic in their house, right after Messi scores the opener, I get the follwing text from my lovely wife:

    “You have a lovely package from Angle Editorial Barcelona here.” 😀

    It was a glorious Saturday, and if you don’t have the book “Barca: El Millor Any de la Nostra Vida (Our Best Year Ever),” you should. Amazing pictures on page after page after page after wonderful page. I’ve seen many a Barca book, but never one with that kind of access. Spectacular.

    • Jnice
      April 12, 2010

      Yeah, great book. I got mine like a month ago.

    • Helge
      April 12, 2010

      Haha, I’ve also received it, but already some weeks ago. I didn’t want to consume it within one day, so I’m still stuck at “half-time” 🙂

      But I’ve already seen brilliant pictures, I especially like the ones of the locker room where you can watch their personal stuff. For instance, Victor Valdés has a big picture of Oliver Kahn in his locker.
      I stopped before the chapter of our historc 2-6 trashing, because if we hadn’t won yesterday, I definitely would have needed something to console me. And those pictures might jsut have done it 🙂

      • ooga aga
        April 12, 2010

        oliver kahn, the missing link? LOL who woulda known!

    • Alan
      April 12, 2010

      Where do I get this book from? And I suppose it’s in English as well as Spanish?

    • sirius
      April 12, 2010

      hey kevin where do you buy a copy? is there an english version?? let us know i need to get one!!!

    • April 12, 2010

      I’m conversational in Spanish, but not fluent enough to enjoy a full fledged book.

      Should I still purchase it?

      • Jnice
        April 12, 2010

        On each page, there are 3 versions of text. Catalan, Castellano, and English. So no problem there.

      • Jnice
        April 12, 2010

        *http://www.angleeditorial.com/libro.asp?codart=ECAT031

      • Eklavya
        April 12, 2010

        LOL its a real book, meaning you’ll have to buy it to read it. You can’t go to the book’s “link”. Not sure if that’s what you meant though.

  32. Hilal
    April 12, 2010

    Any word on Ibra or Abidals injuries?

    • Kari
      April 12, 2010

      Abidal is injured for 10 days, so expect him to be back for the first leg vs Inter.

      Ibra, on the other hand, is out 15 days with a Xavi-esque injury since Apr. 3. He should be fit for Inter as well (First leg is Apr. 20).

  33. April 12, 2010

    I posted my 5 cents on “the offside comment session about Alves role in the classico. I thought to post it here as well (editing it a bit to be less repetetive after my previous comment on Kxevin’s review), though I will so much get hectored before I “Submit comment”:

    A good point regarding “testing new options in bad timing”. In principle trying Alves in a new position may not sound as the smartest thing to do. Pep is praised because we won. He is the brain! If we would have lost, eh…

    Yet, we were not trying something so new. This season -and I predicted it before the season start- Pep is counting on this Busquets(Yaya)-Keita-Xavi-Iniesta-Messi (A.K.A distructive pentagon) whenever possible. One of the reasons Pedro gained more starting time than Bojan at the begining of the season is that he serves this structure better when Iniesta/Keita is not available. And I had no doubts we will see it again in this game.

    But, Iniesta was not fit enough to start this game. Pep had to pick the player who can serve this tactic most from the players available and use him in the midfield. The inclussion of both Alves and Maxwell was pure brilliance (Hey I praised Pep even when the idea didnt work, so lets put the result aside). It was more secured than we can imagine at the first sight. Both can play as fullbacks (their natural positions). Alves -since last year- is serving more as a right midfielder/wingback than a traditional fullback so it wasnt a complete radical change of role. Maxwell already played in the midfield before and proved capable. So it was up for the game conditions to decide who will play as a fullback and who will play in front.

    Ronaldo is more dangerous when he cut inside than when he run on the flank. So it was more important to keep Marcelo back in the bay because for Ronaldo to cut to the center Marcelo has to open on the flank. If Alves keeps Marcelo Busy then Puyol as a RB can contain Ronaldo on the flank and more importantly when he cut inside as Puyol is a CB as well. With Pique creating the diagonal cover, things are secured there.

    In the second half, Pep predicted that Pelle will move Ronaldo to the Maxwell’s flank and install another striker beside the argentinian, which will make the Puyol/alves setup fruitless and the Maxwell flank fragile unless Keita plays deeper (which will help RM defense and midfield to click in the build up. What Pep did was repeating the Puyol/Alves trick but on the left flank with Puyol/Maxwell.

    In both situations if Ronaldo played in the center with Higuain, Pyuol-Pique-Milito can deal with them properly.

    • Tyler
      April 12, 2010

      Bottom line: Pep is a genius. No one could have predicted that line up and definitely not Pelligrini. I think Pep is showing a new side of his coaching now, where it doesn’t really matter how we line up, but as long as we play total football, we can beat anybody. I’m so happy/relieved/excited about the final run of this season!

  34. Urska
    April 12, 2010

    I love the new jokes:
    “daddy, daddy, when did real madrid last win against Barcelona??”
    “I don’t know son. You should ask grandfather.” 🙂

  35. April 12, 2010

    -I like preparing for podcasts on Wednesday with madridistas.

    -I like when you guys suggest brilliant one-liners for me to say to them.

    -I like being top of the league and playing brilliantly.

    -I’m loving Milito’s comeback. Pride, passion, and emotion come streaming out of that man when he sees Jorge Valdano under the Bernabeu: “Y ahora? Que dices ahora?” (And now? What do you say now?). Sure, it’s childish to an extent and somewhat petty, but wouldn’t you yell that at your countryman if he’d been so cruel to you in the past? In large part, that’s Milito defending himself and the colors, that’s what that is. Especially after such a spectacular show. But yeah, childish and he shouldn’t have done it.

    -I’m loving the comments here. All the pride, all the love, all the happiness. Makes me feel right at home.

  36. ElShowDeJason
    April 12, 2010

    :test:

    I like NOOORBERTUUUUUUUS!!!!

  37. ooga aga
    April 12, 2010

    popular thread. to answer someone’s question from earlier, in case no one else did, it was busquets who swapped jerseys with raul — maybe rauls last clasico jersey.

  38. Kxevin
    April 12, 2010

    Both Abidal and Ibrahimovic are expected back for the first leg against Inter. We shouldn’t need them for Deportivo or Espanyol. If we do, times are harder than we think. 😀

    At this point, it’s six matches. I’m sure that they have the away dates at Sevilla and Villarreal circled. 6 wins from 7 matches. Given our state of form, and the fact that we have only lost 1 time in the league to date, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to think that we can get through the next 7 matches without losing once.

    Basically, they have to gain 4 points from the remaining 21 total points available. As long as we take care of business, we’re Liga champions. But we have to take care of business. This Deportivo match is going to be a danger, because they’ve been reading all the glowing press reports, and are full of themselves. Guardiola will have a difficult coaching job on his hands.

  39. ooga aga
    April 12, 2010

    ok Isaiah not to be a whiner on this page of positivity, but one thing i dont like is that when i try to reply to someone’s comment (clicking on “reply”) the page whisks me way up to the top of the thread, then i have to scroll down and find where i was gonna reply….if my browser is slow this is a big pain. can you fix this? it has happened to me on several computers so i dont think its just me.

  40. Tyler
    April 12, 2010

    I like the fact that 7 of our starting 11 came from our youth system! We are a model to the futbol world: this is how it should be done!

    Also I have a dilemma, trying to figure out which jersey to buy for World Cup 2k10:

    Iniesta or Xavi?????????????????????????

    • Blow-Grenade
      April 12, 2010

      I would buy a nameless jerasy and put XAVIniesta on that.

    • April 12, 2010

      Good read, and useful facts I always wondered about:

      “The late commentator Andres Montes used to call him Humphrey Bogart because, like Sam in Casablanca, he was asked to play it again. And again. And again. And again.”

  41. M
    April 12, 2010

    I like the way Puyol told Marcelo “don’t try doing that again” after nutmegging Alves.

    • Helge
      April 12, 2010

      Hope he can repeat that against the EE 😀

  42. Jim
    April 12, 2010

    Thanks, Kxevin. Been waiting for it and it doesn’t disappoint.

    “Next time he puts on a wash, Piqué will find Ronaldo tumbling on to the floor as he turns out his pockets.” Been laughing for five full minutes now 🙂

  43. andrew M
    April 12, 2010

    my my my my mym ymy my my my my iker-face

    cant read his cant read his no cant read his iker face, only when we score

    my my my my my my my my iker-face….

    by LADY GAGO

    it would be closer to being funny if i knew the song i was trying to rip off

    • inNYC
      April 12, 2010

      I had it in my head for a whole day, you evil man.

      • April 12, 2010

        I had it in my head in a good way. I still think it’s absurdly genius and we should make a full song out of it.

  44. April 12, 2010

    I like that at least Barca is still kicking ass, while my first love, Liverpool, are falling on their face. =(

    • Corrine
      April 12, 2010

      🙁

      i know, it’s very weird living in these two different worlds heh heh

      • Pyro
        April 12, 2010

        Ha, I’m a Liverpool fan too, hard times at Anfield but Barca my true love is always there to cheer me up

  45. ElShowDeJason
    April 12, 2010

    Oh, how could I forget…
    I like Natalie Portman!

    • inNYC
      April 12, 2010

      She’s back!!! For a second I thought Scarlett Johanssen (or however you spell it) might have taken her place.

      • ElShowDeJason
        April 12, 2010

        Yeah, Isaiah has been neglecting our favorite Isreali Actress…
        shame on you Isaiah!

  46. Mat
    April 12, 2010

    I like that I will be done with school in a couple of weeks and would be able to spend more time Barthasizing
    back to work..
    btw great going Kevin, Isaiah and everyone.. been following your work since the offside days

    • Kxevin
      April 12, 2010

      I KNOW, Mat! Long time, no see or hear. For the uninformed, Mat is one of the few folks here to have ever met me in person, entering the gates of a Chicago exhibition match against Chivas.

      • Mat
        April 12, 2010

        Ya Kevin, remember that game and day fondly.. my friends gave me strange looks after they saw me talking to a random person walking by into the stadium.. I told them about the blog site and everything but they were not too convinced!! 🙂

        I’ve been following the site religiously, but the comments are just too hard to follow..they are so many, the good work that you guys are doing.. should be done with the big degree at school in a couple of weeks, should be more regular after that!! cheers

  47. SoccerMom
    April 12, 2010

    SoMa bows to JMo. About 5 of those 10 thumbs-up are from her. Click! Click! Thus inspired (and still on her 50s R&B kick):

    bojan’s brace
    and andres’ face
    pinto’s pony-tail
    a-hangin’ down
    dani never walks
    messi when he talks
    top o’ la Liga just last round
    there ain’t nothin’ bring us joy
    like a canterano boy
    make Pep wave so funny
    make Joan spend his money
    make Ray talk loose
    like Ashley at the pub
    like our club
    oh Barça that’s-a what I like!

  48. Vj
    April 12, 2010

    I like how Madridistas were flooding out even before the match ended..

    I like how we haven’t lost a Clasic since that fateful day..

    I like how Cantera brushes Cartera aside..

    And yeahh, I <3 Barça!!

  49. Urska
    April 12, 2010

    I bet that the guy from the podcast who was talking about Valdes’ “Casillas’ moment” is now praying for Casillas to have more “Valdes’ moments”

  50. Eklavya
    April 12, 2010

    Whoa, Adebayor just “retired” from Togo NT. 😯

  51. Eklavya
    April 12, 2010

    -I like everything about Barca.

    -I like everything about BFB.

    -I like Peanuts!!!!!!!

    -I like Soccer Mom’s comments 😀

    -I like Crynaldo getting pissed.

    Will add more as I remember…

  52. Blow-Grenade
    April 12, 2010

    There are so many thing I love about Barca, but mostly, it is the spirit of the team that is a joy to watch. They play as a unit and help each other out, and it is a sheer pleasure to watch that.

  53. waleed
    April 12, 2010

    -Messi’s wink at crynaldo b4 the game
    -Messi grabbing the badge as he scored and P! grabbing the shirt.
    -the look on Guti’s face when he was about to enter the pitch and we scored the 2nd,
    -Millito refusing to put on the blanket as he walk away off the pitch!
    -Xavi forget all about the classico, EE and the league and came to ask Millito about his injury, the look on his face told a lot.

  54. Miguel
    April 12, 2010

    -paying my taxes @ the last minute

    -xavi-iniesta playing. am i the only one that hears “sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, everything that’s wonderful is what I feel when we’re together!!” when they’re both on the pitch?

    • Miguel
      April 12, 2010

      i like messi on top of zebra print ;^) i’m sooo getting a bear skin rug for my place now.

  55. Jnice
    April 12, 2010

    From our friend who made those great Barça-Arsenal player comparisons- New masterpiece *http://desigunner.wordpress.com/2010…cesc-and-xavi/

    Best line: “To me, the bottom line is that Fabregas is in a different league and Xavi, while very good in his own way, is not even half the player Cesc is.” 😀

    • Kari
      April 12, 2010

      And that is why he’s warming the bench.

      Shoulda known.

    • Jnice
      April 12, 2010

      Oops, bad link. Proper link: *http://desigunner.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/comparing-cesc-and-xavi/

  56. Jnice
    April 12, 2010

    LOL, Dani said comparing Messi with Cristiano is “ridiculous.”

    • Corrine
      April 12, 2010

      he also said that when he first saw the line-up (board?) he thought he wouldn’t be playing because he wasn’t written in his usual rb position hahaha

  57. Jnice
    April 12, 2010

    One more- *http://www.mlfnt.com/lives/12709874802.gif

    Puyol megging Sergio “I should have been sent off” Ramos

  58. Kxevin
    April 12, 2010

    We have said that we do not support the players’ strike that is scheduled for next weekend, probably because EE is playing Valencia. 😀

    We have also agreed to host the Copa final, which will probably be a little bittersweet for the team. Than again, maybe not.

  59. Kari
    April 12, 2010

    Is it immature that I still find the video of TB’s dive against us still funny? One day on and it still makes me LOL, 13 seconds well spent.

    If people don’t know what I’m talking about or haven’t seen it, I don’t mind posting it again. It’s hilarious and I recommend everyone watch it!

    *http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBXO-loQ1Sg

    It’s the music that makes the video.

    • lovelymofo
      April 12, 2010

      My favorite was when he dropped to the ground in EXASPERATION because of Marcello’s awful pass. It is awesome. I wish Leo had been close to him to wink at him again.

  60. Bruno
    April 12, 2010

    I like that people are starting to warm up on Rafa again.
    I like that JDS metronome’d a few weeks ago.

  61. Corrine
    April 12, 2010

    crackovia!!
    *http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7a8LeCmb1k

    • lovelymofo
      April 12, 2010

      I love LOVE Crackovia’s Guti. It’s the best thing ever. Pim-pam-pim-pam!

      Actually all their spoofs are spot on.

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