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August 18, 2014 / / Gamper Trophy


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.
Read MoreAnd here we go again … Gamper Trophy time, aka “Much ado about … what”

July 2, 2014 / / Match comments post
May 17, 2014 / / La Liga
April 16, 2014 / / Barcelona


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!

December 14, 2013 / / Barcelona
October 5, 2013 / / Barcelona
October 1, 2013 / / Barcelona
September 18, 2013 / / Champions League
August 21, 2013 / / Barcelona


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

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


“This is the Champions League, and there are players coming back from injury, others that don’t get to play as much, and it’s important for the team and our image. We’ll give it one hundred per cent, knowing that Benfica are fighting for qualification.” ~ Adriano

Read MoreBarcelona vs. Benfica: Taking It Easy Seriously