Author: nzm

March 15, 2013 / / Barcelona


This morning in our household, we were discussing the match-ups that we were expecting to see out of today’s draw for the Quarter-Finals.

We should have laid a bet on it because we picked all four combinations. If Arsenal had made it through, we would have drawn the Gunners.

February 23, 2013 / / Barcelona


The AVE (Alta Velocidad Española) high-speed trains are a great way in which to travel.  Ave is also a Spanish word for “bird” so the name has a double entendre.  The Sevilla team flew low to Barcelona on Friday night. Six hours instead of 90 minutes in a plane. 

February 16, 2013 / / Barcelona


A challenging fortnight begins for Barça with an away game to Granada.

With no mid-week game last week, the team even had 2 days off and 6 days in total to recover and prepare for what will be a decisive and intense 15 days.

Prepare yourselves, culés!

February 9, 2013 / / Barcelona
January 19, 2013 / / Barcelona
January 10, 2013 / / Barcelona


Win or lose, Córdoba CF has counted its blessings that the club drew Barça in the Copa del Rey because of the cash windfall received from ticket sales at their Nuevo Arcángel Stadium. A full house grossed the club a nice figure of over €1.2 million which should pay a few bills.

December 15, 2012 / / Barcelona


It’s here: the second tough match in a row. Following last week’s Betis game in which Messi broke another record and Barça hung on to win against an impressive 2nd half Béticos performance, this could potentially be the biggest and most exciting encounter of the season’s first half.

December 12, 2012 / / Barcelona

Just as the green and white stripes of Betis were fading in front of our eyes, it’s time to face the green and white of Córdoba.  In fact, Barça faces a slew of striped strips for seven successive sorties until the middle of January.

December 9, 2012 / / Barcelona


Last season, Barça’s ultimate Liga game was away to Betis. With the Liga lost, it mattered little, except to the hosts. VV started instead of an injured Pinto; Afellay started his first game since his injury; Busquets scored; Alves was sent off; 2 goals to Betis and then Keita scored to level at 2-2.

December 5, 2012 / / Barcelona
November 28, 2012 / / Barcelona
November 24, 2012 / / Barcelona

Have you ever typed “azulgrana” into Google Translate and seen the English translation result?  It isn’t what it should be which is “blue-cochineal”.

That must irk bored Anglophone Levante fans who would bother to check, because their club also uses azulgrana when writing and talking (in Castellano) about the team.