Even Royal Whites Get the Blues

04 September 2012

There are different kinds of sad. A. One kind of sad is from spending too much time happy. This is the kind of sad everyone feels at the end of the July festivities in Pamplona, when they gather in the town square singing “poor me, poor me, the fiesta de San Fermín is over.” Then […]

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UPDATED WITH NEW VIDEO: Iniesta presents his award to the fans at Camp Nou

02 September 2012

In case you missed it, and before Kxevin posts his biased match review ( ), here is video of Andres Iniesta presenting his UEFA Best Player in Europe award to the Camp Nou before today’s game against Valencia: I am extremely happy that Iniesta won this award. He is not only my personal favourite player […]

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Barcelona – Valencia Liveblog

02 September 2012

A huge match today against Valencia before the international break. Vilanova said in his press conference the team needs to concede less – and it would be nice to keep the first clean sheet in official games during the Vilanova era. Other than that, it’d be great to see Villa score a goal against his […]

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Posted in La Liga, Liveblog69 Comments

Quick Reactions to the Champions League draw

30 August 2012

Group G (for Guardiola) is set and it’s Barcelona SL Benfica Spartak Moskva Celtic This isn’t a particularly tough group, but it does involve some really solid teams. It will not be a walk in the (Celtic) park. Celtic won the Scottish Premier League by 10 points (20 officially since Rangers were deducted 10 points). […]

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Real Madrid 2, Barca 1 (4-4 agg.), aka “Moral victories are for losers”

30 August 2012

We lost. Let’s be absolutely clear about this. For about 35 minutes, we went into their house and got our asses handed to us. And those 35 minutes were enough. That they scored two goals from errors of the sort that humans make should in no way ameliorate the fact that mistakes were made. And […]

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Spanish Super Cup Second Leg Match Comments

29 August 2012

We start this one with the narrowest of leads, taking home a 3-2 win at… well home. Yours truly is busy with life this afternoon, so you’ll all have to laugh, cry, complain, and sell Vj right here in the comments. Here’s to a match with no injuries. Starting XI: Valdes, Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Adriano, […]

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Banquillo 8: Intro Music

28 August 2012

Episode 8: In which the season begins under Tito, theme music is discussed, and a “surprise” visitor flees in terror. AlexandreTheGreat: Welcome to a new year, everyone! FreshPrinceofBellcaire: Hey, boss. I’m excited to get this project underway. AlexandreTheGreat: And with that in mind, I’d like to introduce the new members of our squad. AlbaAndTheChipmunks: Moc […]

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Osasuna 1, Barca 2, aka “Felix didn’t have a bigger bag of tricks!”

26 August 2012

Okay. My heart is now back to a normal rhythm, so let’s look at some general impressions of this match. This won’t be a review proper, because I’m streaming, rather than DVRing, but I do know this: Great galloping Wilfred, how did we pull that one out? Like everyone else in the known Culeverse except […]

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Posted in La Liga, Thoughts139 Comments

Jornada 2: Osasuna – Barcelona Liveblog

26 August 2012

It’s a return to Liga action and Barcelona faces Osasuna. Fontas, Dos Santos, and Afellay didn’t travel today – make of that what you will. Montoya and Bartra were left out of the match squad. Starting XI: Valdes, Alves, Pique, Puyol, Alba, Busquets, Fabregas, Iniesta, Sanchez, Messi, Tello Bench: Pinto, Mascherano, Adriano, Song, Xavi, Pedro, […]

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Posted in La Liga, Liveblog94 Comments

Son Of Blitzen Awards Returns!

25 August 2012

Yes, I’m back! Well, I never really left, but you know what I mean. Here are some lovely blitzen awards to ease the sting of losing the Mini Clasico today: MOTM Award: If Iniesta had played the entire game the way he did in the 2nd half, the award would have gone to him, no […]

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Mini-Clasico Preview

24 August 2012

Today is an historic event. You may think the next Clasico is this Wednesday, but you are wrong. The next meeting between the two titans of Spanish Football is on Saturday at 21:00 Barcelona time (3pm EDT). That is when Barcelona B and Real Madrid Castilla meet for the first time in 14 years. Barça […]

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Spanish SuperCopa Leg 1: Barca 3, Them 2, aka “Dung occurreth.”

23 August 2012

Leg 1, of what is a trophy that wouldn’t make anyone that giddy were it not for the opponent — handy when you’re ginning up phrases such as “Year of the Six Cups,” but in reality it’s a matchup that always, always comes too soon to see anyone playing anything approximating their best football. And […]

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