Happy Labor Day Weekend

It’s the beginning of a long weekend here in the United States, so I thought I’d honor one of last year’s winners with all I have to muster on this hot, humid, hurricane-filled day. Helge won the Table Prediction Challenge last year and I promised him some accolades. Here they are, all rolled into one, only like 81 months late.

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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.

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  1. jordi™
    September 5, 2010

    Saul scored.He did well since he came on.Before carmona went inside he was killing attacks on that side.

    Ahh Nolito hit the post!

  2. Kxevin
    September 5, 2010

    Hell of a move by Nolito. Hit the post and it rebounded the wrong way.

    • blitzen
      September 5, 2010

      Yes, I really rate Nolito, he’s been doing very well.

  3. Kxevin
    September 5, 2010

    Edu Oriol on for Jonathan Soriano.

  4. Kxevin
    September 5, 2010

    JDS looks ready.

    • Jnice
      September 5, 2010

      Yep. And he was even better in the 1st half.

      • Jnice
        September 5, 2010

        And he looks better with more responsibility. Last week Thiago was running the show and JDS didn’t look too involved.

  5. blitzen
    September 5, 2010

    OUCH! Better get some of that freezing spray on that! :-p

  6. Kxevin
    September 5, 2010

    Muniesa just took a cleat to the bits. Ow!

  7. Kxevin
    September 5, 2010

    Muniesa: “Um, sorry, dear. I …. tonight …. well, you watched the match.”

  8. Jnice
    September 5, 2010

    I like how Montoya plays, he’s smart.

  9. Kxevin
    September 5, 2010

    Full time, Barca B 2, Xerez 1.

    • Diego S.
      September 5, 2010

      Campeoneeee Campeoneeee Oee Oee Oee

  10. Jnice
    September 5, 2010

    Another 3 points for Barça B. Dominated Xerez in the 1st, was more even in the 2nd, but we deserved the win.

    JDS was the best in the 1st half, Nolito was a constant menace throughout the match. Defenders were great and 100x better than last match. Enrique is doing his job.

  11. blitzen
    September 5, 2010

    Nice game, although I only saw 2/3 of it. Some good ball control, some misjudgment, and a hell of a lot of drive and spirit. Just about right. 🙂

  12. Kxevin
    September 5, 2010

    It must suck to know that no matter how great you play, even if you win the Segunda, you will NEVER be promoted.

    • Jnice
      September 5, 2010

      Yup. Especially for those players that won’t really get chances with the 1st team. Armando comes to mind.

  13. Jnice
    September 5, 2010

    Xerez, from first division last season, to losing 4-1, then 2-1 this year. Damn.

  14. Diego S.
    September 5, 2010

    Does Any of You think that Luis Enrique could be Our next coach If/When Pep decides to leave ?

    • Kxevin
      September 5, 2010

      Absolutely. And deservedly so. I think that there’s something to having a coach that is steeped in the system.

    • Jnice
      September 5, 2010

      For sure. He’s probably even more intense than Pep on the sideline.

    • Diego S.
      September 5, 2010

      Maybe He’ll appear on the Cover of Marca for wearing Jeans and a T-Shirt instead of a suit.

      • Jnice
        September 5, 2010

        Haha, well in the 2nd division coaches dress like that, so I don’t think Marca can make up much there.

    • cliveee
      September 5, 2010

      would love to have him.

      dude, are we making not only players but coaches too?!! omg!

  15. Kxevin
    September 5, 2010

    Next B match is same time/day as A match v Hercules. The LiveBlog is going to be off da HOOK!

  16. Kxevin
    September 5, 2010

    So, question for the class: Has the same club ever won the Segunda and Liga in the same season? It has to have happened, right? (Off to Wikipedia).

    • jordi™
      September 5, 2010

      Maybe Real Castilla

      • Vj
        September 5, 2010

        They finished 1st only in 83-84 – the same season, Athletic won the league..

        I guess that feat hasn’t been accomplished yet.

  17. jordi™
    September 5, 2010

    Jona played really well.Its pretty impressive what these kids are doing.Xerex won the segunda 2 years ago for perspective, and so many of our players are under 19’s.If they survive places like Tenerife and betis and stay in the league, let alone win or finish top 5, there should be a special written about them somewhere.Or maybe not, less exposure the better. yes i despise airfutbol.

    • Jnice
      September 5, 2010

      I don’t like airfutbol much, either. Even less now after they took cliveee’s Thiago compilation and tried to make it their own.

  18. September 5, 2010

    ****http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcZPye-oSqY

    Continuing my campaign for the signing of Douglas Costa.

  19. GREECE BARCA
    September 5, 2010

    what a day!our juvenil A won their first game 3-0 against hirona and a goal by guess who?yea!gerard deulofeu!that kid has bright future!and barca b continue the good work!what a time of glory for la masia folks!

  20. Sasha
    September 5, 2010

    Nolito has 3 assists already, out of 4 goals that BarçaB scored so far. Not a bad work rate. He looked good today again.

  21. Dave
    September 5, 2010

    D Costa looks a serious talent but that means we’re talking serious cash especially when hes owned by rich oil magnates

    Looks like a number of players in one- R10,Rivaldo and iniesta

    • Kxevin
      September 5, 2010

      True dat. If Txigrinski cost 25m, imagine what Costa will cost? The time to grab him was when Shakhtar did, for the price that they did. Now, it’s Silly Time, if he even pans out to be what everyone thinks he will be.

  22. Clue(less) John
    September 5, 2010

    If I remember correctly, he has an affinity for Barcelona, and if we already established the relationship with the Ukrainians over Chiggy, maybe we buy him next summer and loan him back to Shacktar for a year. Regardless he is gonna be cheaper then Cesc or Torres, albeit they play different positions, Costa is by far the most bersitile of the 3. And great players are not gonna play for Shacktar for ever so he will eventually move to a big club, and we should and will be in the mix. I’m glad we can have smart healthy discussions about possible future players. Anyone with any thoughts on Costa, I would love to hear what anyone has to say.

  23. GREECE BARCA
    September 5, 2010

    i have never seen him play so..no opinion..but i watch this season Santos and i have to say it..i want neymar badly..i hope rosell make some magic next summer cause this kid is the future..

  24. Clue(less) John
    September 5, 2010

    Neymar will cost €30-£40 million in the next year or two, my point is that we should not spend that money it we can get a player just as gifted for half the price.

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