RETRO DIARY: May 20, 1992, as Barça were crowned Kings of Europe

02 July 2013

Love BFB? We make a positive impact in your life? Click DONATE to support BFB this festive season. Back when the Champion’s League was still called the European Cup, a thirteen-old boy sits in front of the tv to watch the final between Barcelona and Sampdoria. No, he did not yet own a Barça jersey […]

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Posted in Barcelona, Classic Matches, Review244 Comments

blitzen awards, the long-awaited year-end edition!

30 June 2013

Yes, they are finally here! Just a few end-of-season thoughts from me. Thanks to everyone for sticking around and keeping the discussion interesting! Crystal Faucet Award For Persistent Tapping Up: Dani Alves, who may have been working on some kind of commision from Sandro Rosell, considering the number of quotes in the media where he […]

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Posted in Barcelona, Nonsense110 Comments

The Year in Review, as the Force may be with you

18 June 2013

  “It’s not impossible. I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home, they’re not much bigger than two meters.” To Leo Messi, who not only improved his penalty taking (not one miss during the whole season) but added free kicks to his arsenal. He can now be considered one of the world’s […]

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Posted in Barcelona275 Comments

Humanity, love and a club, aka “The burden of expectations”

08 June 2013

So there I was the other evening, watching “The Way We Were” (again), never suspecting that there would be any parallel whatsoever between a cheesy-but-effective love story and the football club that I love. But if you think about stuff … The characters portrayed by Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford are having an argument, and […]

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Posted in Thoughts271 Comments

Silly Season dawns, aka “Can’t tell the defenders without a scorecard”

06 June 2013

There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know. U.S. political figure Donald Rumsfeld could have been talking about transfer […]

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Posted in Analysis, Transfers/Transfer Rumors78 Comments

Barça 4 – Málaga 1, as twenty-two beats one hundred

02 June 2013

This review was supposed to be about the game. About how Lord Tito sent out eleven knights, namely Pinto, Montoya, Piqué, Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Busquets, Xavi, Cesc, Iniesta, Villa and Pedro to fend off the Andalusian invaders. About how we dismembered the enemy at our doorstep with three quick goals before they could even raise […]

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Posted in Barcelona219 Comments

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