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nzMichele

April 16, 2014 / / Barcelona

Madrid

The 3rd clasico for the season. Well – technically not, because that term only really exists for the Liga games, but has now become synonymous with every meeting between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Read MoreValència!

October 5, 2013 / / Barcelona
August 21, 2013 / / Barcelona

SupaCopa03

Here we go – the team is in Madrid for the start of another lengthy season where numerous clasico games will be played against Real Madr…. oh wait a minute, it isn’t Real Madrid?  It’s Atlético Madrid?  Damn – we’ve swapped a Mad Mou for a Snarky Simeone.

Read MoreMatch Comments: Atléti vs. Barça Supa Copa

June 1, 2013 / / Barcelona
May 18, 2013 / / Barcelona

BarcelonaVsValladolid

Barça heads into the penultimate home game for the season against Castile and León side Real Valladolid but, for the home press, all focus appears to be on the after-match celebrations in which the Liga Trophy will be presented to the team by RFEF President Ángel María Villar.

Read MorePreview: FC Barcelona vs. Real Valladolid

May 12, 2013 / / Barcelona

AtleticoMadridVsBarcelona

 

This is going to be the shortest preview ever, given that there’s less than 2 hours until the match starts and, hey – did you hear that, yesterday, Espanyol early gifted Barça the Liga, and Iniesta a birthday present?
Read MorePreview: Atlético Madrid vs. FC Barcelona

May 5, 2013 / / Barcelona

BarcelonaVsBetis

Get out of here if you think that the Liga is already won. None of the opponents in the 5 remaining games will be pushovers. A win tonight will mean that Barça requires 2 points more to seal the championship, assuming that Madrid wins all their games.
Read MorePreview: Barça vs. Betis – For Want of a Nail

March 30, 2013 / / Barcelona

When Barça last visited the Balaídos stadium in 2006, keeping goal for Celta de Vigo was José Manuel Pinto Colorado.  For 2 seasons, Pinto shared the locker with Thiago and Rafinha’s old man, Mazinho.

For a time, he also shared the #1 GK duties with Frenchman Richard Dutruel.  Read MorePreview: Ballar a Balaídos

March 27, 2013 / / Barcelona

A short little video recorded Tito Vilanova’s return to Barcelona early yesterday morning, accompanied by Jordi Roura, Aureli Altimira and their wives who had flown to NYC as a thank-you for all their efforts and to escort El Mister back home. Read MoreWelcome Back Tito: Dreams or Tickets Out

March 25, 2013 / / Analysis
March 23, 2013 / / Analysis
March 16, 2013 / / Barcelona

BarcelonaVsRayoVallecano

A long time ago, when Kluivert, Rivaldo, Guardiola and De Boer roamed the Camp Nou pitch and Van Gaal steered Barça from the sidelines, Rayo Vallecano came to visit with hope in their hearts and dread on their minds. Read MorePreview: A Little Rayo Sunshine