Category: Match comments post

August 18, 2014 / / Gamper Trophy

gamper

Is it that time already? The Gamper Trophy match, the traditional festivity that is also a Friendly That Matters, is a herald for a new season at FC Barcelona. Liga starts next week, but the Gamper shows off the squad and its new signings, sets up a festive atmosphere and has, of late, rolled out a patsy for the boys to beat up on.

This year, it is expected that Leon, a club out of Mexico, won’t put up too much of a fuss. Nobody is expecting the 8-0 that Santos took last year, but let’s be serious about this whole friendly business — what team wants a friendly in their home stadium that has the potential of leaving egg on faces?

It also gets away from the point of the Gamper, which is a celebration. At this time of the season, right before footballs are kicked in anger, it seems a perfect time to take stock of what has happened.

July 2, 2014 / / Match comments post
May 17, 2014 / / La Liga
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.

December 14, 2013 / / Barcelona
October 5, 2013 / / Barcelona
October 1, 2013 / / Barcelona
September 18, 2013 / / Champions League
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.

February 26, 2013 / / Copa del Rey
January 6, 2013 / / Barcelona
December 5, 2012 / / Barcelona