“The world didn’t end,” a.k.a. Today’s news, and more

Despite this frightening moment during last night’s Gamper Trophy match, one that had scientists everywhere running around like frightened rabbits, shouting something about “The Toure Doomsday Scenario,” the earth is still on its axis. Whew! We worried about what might happen when both Toures were on the same pitch….imploding galaxies, small children being sucked into… Continue reading “The world didn’t end,” a.k.a. Today’s news, and more

Barca 0, Manchester City 1, a.k.a. “Wait….this wasn’t all about the BAS?” (edit: Sorry, Kid)

Not quite, but close. For the record, yes, a match was played today. Yes, we lost. But everything was subsumed by the start of the second half, when our very own BAS took to the pitch to rapturous cheers. As he strode out with Messi and Alves, you could hear everyone thinking “This is it.… Continue reading Barca 0, Manchester City 1, a.k.a. “Wait….this wasn’t all about the BAS?” (edit: Sorry, Kid)

Gamper Preview: Barcelona – Manchester City, Wednesday 4pmEST

Once again it appears that this match will not be televised in the United States. That’s extremely disappointing because it is also the debut for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who should not only get the start, but should do so alongside Messi, who is returning from injury as well. August 19 is also World Humanitarian Day, so… Continue reading Gamper Preview: Barcelona – Manchester City, Wednesday 4pmEST

“¡Corred, cabrones, corred!” (Run, you bastards, run!) a.k.a Ball Pressure Part I

That’s a great quote. It’s also slightly contradictory in a sense which you will see in a little bit. Who said it is pretty obvious given the photo. This last June, persons outside of the Barcelona staff got their best glimpse yet at Guardiola the coach. The setting was the arid-but-beautiful island of Lazarote, in… Continue reading “¡Corred, cabrones, corred!” (Run, you bastards, run!) a.k.a Ball Pressure Part I

Athletic Bilbao 1, Barca 2, a.k.a. “Gaze all ye, in wonder at P!”

The face….the steely gaze that says “I will score”….the magic. Ladies and gents, it was all about He Who Was Formerly Pedrito today, as he and Xavi combined to bail out what was really a desultory side today, with a few exceptions. Yes, it was the first, away leg of the SuperCopa but really, it… Continue reading Athletic Bilbao 1, Barca 2, a.k.a. “Gaze all ye, in wonder at P!”

Athletic – Barça Liveblog

It’s the first liveblog of the year, commencing at roughly 3:30pmEST today and lasting through the end of the match, which starts at 4pmEST. Check out the preview here. Super Copa 1st Leg Lineups: Athletic: Iraizoz, Iraola, Ocio, Ustaritz, Koi, Orbaiz, Gurpegui, Susaeta, Gabilondo, De Marcos, Llorente Barça: Valdés, Alves, Puyol, Piqué, Abidal, The Yaya,… Continue reading Athletic – Barça Liveblog