Merry Christmas, BFB style

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Merry Christmas to all of you out there in BFBland, a diverse and wonderful place that no doubt has many non Christmas celebrators. It is, of course, a Saturday and a holiday here, so things are pretty well shut down and I’ll keep this brief so that you too can enjoy the lazy day, the vittles consumption with family, or however you choose to spend this cold and blustery day.

Our donation drive is over because you guys are made of awesomeness and beauty and you gave us nearly $600 in gifts! We love you all and just know that over the coming year there will be continued excellence, improvements, and, above all else, fewer server crashes! You will note, however, that the Donate page is still the home page not because we’re continuing to do the drive (I mean, feel free to continue to donate because every dollar does improve this site), but rather because I’m computerly incompetent so I haven’t been able to figure out how to stop the Donate page from being the main page of this here blogosphere.

Much more to come over the next few days as I consume the 4 pounds of M&Ms the Lady’s family gave me as a stocking stuffer. Hallelujah indeed.

Also see Luke’s post that I totally Hectored.

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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.


  1. Eklavya
    December 25, 2010

    You guys have great coordination!

  2. blitzen
    December 25, 2010

    Three holiday cheers for all you generous BFBers who donated to keep this the best FCB blog around! Hope everyone has a great day.

    Visca Barca i Visca BFB!

  3. Eklavya
    December 25, 2010

    Looks like we know what Afellay’s trademark move is gonna be:


    at ~1:05

    • December 25, 2010

      The love here is so wonderful. It brings us all together.

      Eat shit and die, Luke.


  4. Auld Super
    December 25, 2010

    I signed up to that avatar and uploaded a picture but theres still no sign of it, disaster. Whats all the atb about guys ?

  5. Auld Super
    December 25, 2010

    I was thinking to myself, great I got in before Eklavya on the last post and now this. I’m devastated.

      • Auld Super
        December 26, 2010

        I’ll blame that too. It’s better than stating the obvious.

  6. Vj
    December 25, 2010

    Bon Nadal everyone!

    Happy Festivus for the rest of us..

    • mei
      December 25, 2010

      happy holidays! and now people , i got a lot of problems with and its time for you to know it! lets proceed with the feats of strength… 🙂

      • Vj
        December 25, 2010

        I think Luke and Isaiah are done trying to pin each other by now.. 😛

  7. AJ
    December 25, 2010

    merry christmas guys!

    btw, quick q: is there any streaming site for the clasico replay?

    • Jnice
      December 25, 2010

      Best I could find after a quick search:


  8. Louis
    December 25, 2010

    If anybody wants some humor check out’s awards of the first half of the season for La Liga

    While they got best MID, ATT, PLAYER right (Iniesta, Messi, Messi) they listed Bojan as the #3 bust, while somehow leaving Forlan off.

    Oh, and the comments are just as funny. Benzema is listed as the #1 bust and EE fans come clammoring about his recent (meaningless) hat tricks. Also, some “barca fan” thinks sMasch should have been on that list. lol.

  9. Ryan
    December 25, 2010

    Bon nadal everyone!

    I can’t wait to see our team in 2011; here’s to another great year!

  10. Jnice
    December 26, 2010

    PROGRAMA Informe Robinson: Campeones del Mundo 25/12/10


      • Jnice
        December 26, 2010

        Informe Robinson, a very good show on Canal Plus in Spain. Michael Robinson interviews players, coaches, etc and it really goes in depth.

        This one is about the Spain team that won the World Cup and it for us Barça fans, it gives us a lot of insight as to how much Iniesta was really suffering last season with his numerous injuries.

        • lovelymofo
          December 26, 2010

          I watched this on Saturday! So good. Love the focus on Iniesta and the part went they went over Puyi’s goal against Germany.

  11. December 26, 2010

    Benzema is listed as the #1 bust and EE fans come clammoring about his recent (meaningless) hat tricks.

  12. stowe
    December 26, 2010

    merry christmas! hope everyone has a blessed day. Peace on Earth. Go Barca!

  13. barca96
    December 26, 2010

    Apologies for the late wishes.
    Was busy travelling.
    Merry X’mas to everyone who celebrates it.

    Btw, How come this post was up so quick after Luke posted his?
    Don’t the mods talk to each other and inform one another before posting a new post?

  14. blitzen
    December 26, 2010

    YouTube user farmo1985 has posted the first part of the Informe Robinson special on the Spanish NT, with English subtitles. Check back later for the other segments. This one is mostly about Iniesta:


  15. blitzen
    December 26, 2010

    You know I love this blog, but don’t you think it is about time you took a stand on one of the most important issues in modern football? They are sweeping through the Premier League. Ferguson has banned them. City wholeheartedly endorses them. Carlos Tevez has somehow become the poster boy for them.

    I am speaking, of course, of the snood.

    Practical neckwarmer? Fashion disaster? Or simply a good excuse to accuse other players of being unmanly?

    What say you?

    • beeeef
      December 26, 2010

      it’s funny because the snood has been around for years now, and anyone who watches Serie A games/highlights during the winter season can attest to its popularity in the boot. it’s only getting more media attention now that PL league players are wearing them.

      i’ve owned a snood for several years now, but I don’t use it when i play football. than again, i don’t usually play outside during the winter months. winter time = indoors for me.

      • beeeef
        December 26, 2010

        are you asking me?

        honestly i wouldn’t know who started the trend, but when I think about the players I originally associate the snood with, Totti and Buffon come to mind. and Gigi has been wearing them for a couple of years now.

    • Miguel
      December 26, 2010

      only when worn w/matching gloves ;^)

      it’s just a way to make fun of/discriminate against the newly arrived south americans/africans/iberians to the premier league. shit, i’d be rocking a parka in that fucking weather. how many games have been cancelled in the last couple of weeks due to snow? i’m built for southern californian climes.

  16. Auld Super
    December 26, 2010

    blitzen i enjoy your contributions about football as I’m sure we all do but I have to say your sense of humor is brilliant, I love it.

  17. blitzen
    December 26, 2010

    From Barcastuff:

    Messi: “In 2011, I’d like to win my first trophy with the national team. That’s why I asked Santa for the Copa America.”

    Dawwwww! Whattacutie!

  18. jaymin
    December 26, 2010

    I woke up, coughing out cold vapors, to change my lineup at 955 am in il gran finale. i removed matt forte, who scored 22 points. i replaced him with AP, who’s game is canceled. i have been nervous.

    I lead 134 – 90, she still has a WR and her kicker. I have AP on Tuesday. Hopefully, that will not matter.

    • Louis
      December 27, 2010

      44 points and you’re nervous? Do you have the lesser team during a TWO week championship? Otherwise, why are you nervous versus a kicker and wide receiver with AP still to play? There is no reason for that. Ever. Period.

  19. jaymin
    December 26, 2010


    english is a dying language anyway

    • stowe
      December 27, 2010

      interesting how it’s spreading but getting worse and less standard

  20. Miguel
    December 27, 2010

    brian phillips has a knack for the aesthetic:
    “All Hail Barcelona
    The beauty and majesty of the world’s greatest soccer team”

    and my gift to all the bfb boys(nsfw):

  21. blitzen
    December 27, 2010

    Ibra wants to play in the MLS:


    I don’t know why I find this so amusing. Maybe because he will find it such a huge comedown when nobody recognizes him on the street?

    • stowe
      December 27, 2010

      i feel he would be recognized enough to keep him happy but still allow him to act like a normal person. he might enjoy that, who knows

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