Real Madrid 3, Barça 4, aka “The space race”

23 March 2014

Love BFB? We make a positive impact in your life? Click DONATE to support BFB this festive season. Wow. Just … wow. It is rare that a Classic lives up to the billing. At the nexus of all the hype, all the reams of verbiage and speculation have in the past, resulted in high-volume bits […]

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Posted in El Clasico, La Liga, Messi, Review130 Comments

Close to Away (as a matter of Clasico, pt III)

22 March 2014

This is not a preview, it’s a meview. If you want to read something that makes sense, I suggest you click here for Kxevin’s thoughts on the game. (TRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRING!) Zzzzzzzz (TRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRING!) Zzzzzzzz (TRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRING!) Huh!?! What?!? Huhyaaaaaawn… Yo man, you up? Wh-wh-wh-huh? What? Who is this? It’s me man, me, that’s who! Maaaan what the… (yawn) It’s […]

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Posted in Barcelona, El Clasico, Fantasy, La Liga, Nonsense139 Comments

A Classic preview, aka “For some, this colossal event is also the end of the road”

21 March 2014

We have it, they want it. It was always going to come to this, when you really stop to think about it. This remarkable team that to date has yet to lose a big match, faces on Sunday one that is immense. Cliches abound: all the marbles, season at stake, etc, etc, but what it […]

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Posted in El Clasico, La Liga, Preview, Thoughts21 Comments

Champions League quarterfinals, aka “Not again!”

21 March 2014

And now, we understand. Atletico Madrid. I leave the sussing out of the entire bracket to others, and instead focus on the team we now have to defeat to complete the extraordinary task of 7 CL semi-final rounds in a row. We know them, they know us. We knocked heads in a nasty, well-played SuperCopa […]

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And so it continues, aka “Who do we have to kill for just a moment’s peace?”

17 March 2014

Just a moment’s peace. Is that too much to ask? I don’t presume to know, why, what and how. And I do know that politics, backbiting and infighting are part and parcel of life at and with FC Barcelona, where often the most virulent enemies come from within. But here’s the thing: when Fate herself […]

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Barça 7, Osasuna 0, aka “It’s the little things”

16 March 2014

I won’t begin, for an instant, to pretend that I didn’t expect Barça to win this match. –They were at home against Osasuna, a team that doesn’t travel well. –I think that those who want to write this team and its coach off are nuts. –The group appears to be coming out of a collective […]

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Posted in La Liga, Messi, Thoughts47 Comments

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