Category: El Clasico

November 29, 2009 / / El Clasico
November 28, 2009 / / El Clasico

El Clásico Preview: FC Barcelona – Real Madrid, Sunday 1pmEST, GolTV and ESPN Deportes Xavi Celebration

I’m not good at this part: previewing El Clásico. I get so riled up, so intensely partisan that it’s hard to write coherent sentences that make big net fill. See? But I’m here to work past my personal failings, to try to give you the preview you deserve. This is, after all, the one game worth previewing every year. So here goes: El clàssic, in Ultra High Definition, Isaiah Style.

November 28, 2009 / / El Clasico

Last year I did an interview with Adam Bader of the excellent RealmadridTalk on OleOle; this year he once again emailed me questions that I answered (link soon), but I then sent him some questions which he was nice enough to send back with words attached after them. Sweet.

So here’s my interview with him:

Barcelona Football Blog: Given the inconsistency in Real’s season (9-1-1 in the league and first in their Champions League group, but out of the Copa del Rey), how do you think that Pellegrini will approach this match? Will he put out a defensive shell or will he try to outplay Barça?

Adam Bader: Well, in his pre-match press conference he said he will not settle for anything less than a victory. I like his winning mentality and I think Real Madrid must always aspire to win. Having said that, I think he’ll be extra careful. He has played Barcelona many times, he beat them and was trashed by the likes of Xavi, Iniesta and Messi so he knows them very well. This will really help us a lot. I don’t expect him to park a bus in front of goal, but he will in no way play a very very open game. As you said Isaiah, Barca loves to keep the ball, and the only way for Real to win is to disallow them from having the ball and to score from as much changes as they can get. Effectiveness in front of goal will be essential for Real.

November 28, 2009 / / El Clasico
November 27, 2009 / / El Clasico

Iker Casillas wears 2-6 Shorts, that’s who.

November 26, 2009 / / El Clasico
November 26, 2009 / / El Clasico
November 26, 2009 / / El Clasico
November 25, 2009 / / El Clasico

I know one team that can boogie: 2-6, anyone?

November 25, 2009 / / El Clasico