Valerenga – Barça Match Comments Post

Valerenga – Barça, 7pm local, 1pm EST. (brief preview here)

It pains me to have to tell all of you to take part in a comments post instead of a liveblog, but my plans for running one have been derailed at the last minute by the generous offer of an authentic Nicaraguan meal (gallopinto is probably my favorite food) on the other side of town. I know that I should be prioritizing Barça over food (and air) but sometimes you have to do what you have to do.

There’s a chance I’ll be home by 1pm to watch it, in which case I’ll fire up the liveblog, but don’t count on it. Apologies for leaving you stranded when we could be discussing the babies on the field. I’ll definitely download it later and watch it because, really, I can’t live without Barça.

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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.

226 Comments

  1. Jnice
    July 29, 2010

    I forgot JDS knew how to tackle as well.

  2. July 29, 2010

    Sports will so much link us to their left wing by tomorrow.

  3. Eklavya
    July 29, 2010

    There, Bojan does a Crynaldo Gai Assulin again…

    • Eklavya
      July 29, 2010

      Damnit, my strike out didn’t work!!

      strikeoutwork

    • Eklavya
      July 29, 2010

      ManU
      BARCA!

    • Kari
      July 29, 2010

      “There, Bojan does a Crynaldo Gai Assulin again… ”

      You’ll eat your words when he scores a golazo on route to his hat-trick, Eklavya. 😀

  4. Lev
    July 29, 2010

    btw does this make Bojan the youngest Barça captain ever?

  5. Kari
    July 29, 2010

    Bojangles really wants a goal.

    Score for the armband, Cuddly! For the armband!

  6. Eklavya
    July 29, 2010

    Uh, Kari why doesn’t my strikeout work?

    *http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/_STRIKE.html

    • Kari
      July 29, 2010

      What are you putting in between <>? Maybe it’s just a typing error.

      Anyway, here’s what I did:

      “There, Bojan does a (strike)Crynaldo(/strike) Gai Assulin again…”

      Take out the brackets and replace it with those sideways ^ things.

    • Eklavya
      July 29, 2010

      Yeah, I was trying with (s),(/s) and (S), (/S)

  7. Eklavya
    July 29, 2010

    If this doesn’t work I’ll stfu buy a FCB jersey and pray.

  8. Lev
    July 29, 2010

    btw been meaning to ask you guys, how do you put an avatar next to your name?

    • Eklavya
      July 29, 2010

      Go to Gravatar.com or something…

    • Kari
      July 29, 2010

      Go to Gravatar.com and sign-up The email you use to register should be the same as the email you use to comment with, or the avatar won’t show up.

    • Eklavya
      July 29, 2010

      You really had to say it didn’t you?

  9. Eklavya
    July 29, 2010

    YAY! PEANUTS!

    • Kari
      July 29, 2010

      😀

  10. knifenut
    July 29, 2010

    i really hope pep doesnt take Bojan off. everybody can see that the kid wants it

    • Jnice
      July 29, 2010

      He wants it, but he has to be more incisive. His defender gave him the line several times, but he refused and cut inside instead. If you are going to cut inside like that, you have to be quicker.

  11. DontPanic
    July 29, 2010

    So, Herbalife logo on the sleeve. Just sayin’.

  12. Jnice
    July 29, 2010

    Not a bad first half.

    Despite Sanchez’s great goal, Riverola has looked way better than him in my oponion.

    Jonathan has been our best midfielder and has put in a couple of great tackles.

    Bojan looks active, but I was expecting more incisiveness from him to be honest. Soriano has tried some things and had a nice assist to Sanchez.

    Tello has tried to dribble a bit too much and his final ball is lacking.

    Our defense hasn’t been bothered too much except for Ilie’s side. He is getting toasted by that one dude on the left. Sergi Gomez has looked good on the ball, but Milito’s passing has been awful. Maxwell had a nice shot, but didn’t have to do much otherwise.

    Pinto, Pinto, Pinto… why play with the ball like that? Transfer window is still open, you know.

    I want to see how Keita, Ibra, Adriano, Muniesa, Sergi Roberto, and Dalmau look.

    • Eklavya
      July 29, 2010

      I agree about Bojan.

      And Ille’s been getting freakin’grilled, roasted whatever you want!

  13. Lev
    July 29, 2010

    mmm gravatar seems to be having some problems. at least it is “surely their fault” according to their website. inspires confidence, that does :p

  14. Eklavya
    July 29, 2010

    Keiteee!

  15. Eklavya
    July 29, 2010

    So Keita and Ibra in and VicSan and Maxwell out? What?

  16. Pyro
    July 29, 2010

    Kids i need a good stream

    • Kari
      July 29, 2010

      *http://atdhe.net/21665/watch-valerenga-if-vs-fc-barcelona

      It’s in Arabic though

    • Rohanv
      July 29, 2010

      √http://atdhe.net/21665/watch-valerenga-if-vs-fc-barcelona

  17. Kari
    July 29, 2010

    Second half!

    Keita and Ibra are on. Pinto’s also off.

    Bojan’s still on (and gets a good ball in the box)

  18. Eklavya
    July 29, 2010

    Wow. A lot of whitles for Ibra.

    Adriano is also IN

  19. Pyro
    July 29, 2010

    thanks kari! Adriano is playing!

  20. Kari
    July 29, 2010

    Adriano’s on too! Nice shot from the left!

    Benja GOAL

  21. Eklavya
    July 29, 2010

    Gooooooooooooal someone!!

    • majatt
      July 29, 2010

      benja

  22. cliveee
    July 29, 2010

    Benji Martinez ? who the heck?

    • Eklavya
      July 29, 2010

      LOL, my reaction exactly.

  23. Lev
    July 29, 2010

    “Wow. A lot of whitles for Ibra” maybe it’s a norway – sweden thing. although sweden’s main rivals are supposed to be finland i think

  24. Kari
    July 29, 2010

    Nolito with a nice pass to Benja. Offside though.

  25. Helge
    July 29, 2010

    Completely new 11 in 2nd half:
    Miño; Adriano, Armando, Muniesa, Dalmau; Sergi Roberto, Edu Oriol, Keita; Benja, Ibrahimovic y Nolito.

    • Kari
      July 29, 2010

      Really? No Cuddly? 🙁

      At least I get to see me some Muniesa…

    • Eklavya
      July 29, 2010

      Ah, so I was right.

      Bench = 2nd half XI

  26. Kari
    July 29, 2010

    Ugh! Nolito really should have scored there. He’s the #22 BTW. He’s the only pure winger we have other than Final Fantasy, I think.

    Ufff. Nice save from the new Barca keeper. Solid.

  27. Lev
    July 29, 2010

    lol it’s like watching baby-lona

  28. BA
    July 29, 2010

    it looks like Ibra is doing what i speculated he might do this season, dropping deeper into the center to let the 2 forward outside players push further up. gives him more of the ball and lets him function as a very advanced playmaking pivot, which suits his ability on the ball.

    very interesting.

  29. Lev
    July 29, 2010

    btw who is captain now that bojan is off?

  30. Jnice
    July 29, 2010

    That same dude on the left is killing Dalmau. Damn.

    • July 29, 2010

      I am telling you…you will read that Barca signed him as soon as Sport finish typing it.

      Miño looks like a Guardiola son from distance.

    • Jnice
      July 29, 2010

      Haha they surely will.

    • Eklavya
      July 29, 2010

      Yeah…

      We should try Montoya and Bartra against that dude too. If he wins, sign him lol

  31. cliveee
    July 29, 2010

    still find the goalie jersey hard to dig… uh… 🙁

  32. Kxevin
    July 29, 2010

    Um, I will NOT be getting a keeper’s shirt this season. Just sayin’.

  33. BA
    July 29, 2010

    our babies are looking *really* good.

  34. Kari
    July 29, 2010

    Muniesa ain’t taking any crap from no-one. He really is Puyol 2.0. 😀

    I’ve heard of Nolito and I’m curious. Really want to see what he has to offer.

    @BA: I’ve noticed that too. I like Ibra best when he plays deeper. I feel he’s in the game more and we can utilize his passing ability a lot more.

    @Lev: so true. Baby-lona 😀 . I’m liking what I’m seeing though. They ain’t half bad.

    Nice whistles whenever Ibra touches the ball… 😛

  35. Kxevin
    July 29, 2010

    Liking me some Adriano.

  36. Eklavya
    July 29, 2010

    Adriano can shoot! Bye Bye Hleb!

  37. Kxevin
    July 29, 2010

    Keeeitteeee!

  38. Kari
    July 29, 2010

    HA! Valerenga put o—

    KEITA GOAL!! Thumpin’ header!

  39. Eklavya
    July 29, 2010

    KEITEEEEEEEEEEE!!

  40. Kxevin
    July 29, 2010

    Or should I say, Captain Keeeiteeee!

  41. Kxevin
    July 29, 2010

    Hey, their Bojan is better than ours! No fair!

  42. Eklavya
    July 29, 2010

    Bojan scores! Happy Kari? >:-D

    • Bojan
      July 30, 2010

      yes yes im happy too :)))

  43. Kari
    July 29, 2010

    As I was saying; Valerenga puts on a Bojan… Zajic. and he scores like 2 seconds after coming on….

  44. Eklavya
    July 29, 2010

    I am so HAPPY to NOT see the Jabulani! Sheesh, finally the ball going down!

  45. July 29, 2010

    Keita always bring a basket of goals with him after the summer break. Save them for the beginning of the season.

  46. Eklavya
    July 29, 2010

    Kxevin it’s bad manners to sneak in without saying hello!

  47. Kari
    July 29, 2010

    Eklavya, Kxevin;

    Please cease and desist the mocking.

    Thank you.

    • Kxevin
      July 29, 2010

      What mocking? 😀

    • Eklavya
      July 29, 2010

      Asking someone if they are happy is being polite and having good manners, right Kxev? 😀

    • Kari
      July 29, 2010

      You’re laughing now….

  48. cliveee
    July 29, 2010

    are those socks all made in China? damn!

  49. Kxevin
    July 29, 2010

    The “Hack-A-Ibra” is in full effect, and it’s only preseason.

  50. July 29, 2010

    testing ave

    • Eklavya
      July 29, 2010

      Holy crap, what a scare!

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