Match Comments Post – Barca vs. Granada

22 September 2012

  Not long ago, at the FC Barcelona General Assembly:  participating members voted overwhelmingly in favour of holding a referendum to decide whether a New Camp Nou should be built, or whether the Old Camp Nou should be renovated.

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blitzen awards, the lone voice in the wilderness edition

21 September 2012

Hi everyone! Greetings from deepest darkest Saskatchewan! I am on my annual pilgrimage to the land of big sky, Old Dutch pork rinds, and really big trucks. I can feel my neck turning red already. But I haven’t forgotten about you, my dear BFB-ers! No, even in this forsaken land I have managed to track […]

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Posted in Barcelona, Nonsense11 Comments

A Brief Preview: Barcelona – Granada

21 September 2012

A home match against a team sitting in the relegation zone with 2 points out of a possible 12. Twin 1-1 draws against Sevilla and Depor matched with a 1-0 loss at Rayo and a 3-0 loss at Real Madrid have mired Granada is a poor start. Things won’t really get easier this weekend, but […]

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Posted in La Liga, Preview14 Comments

Match Comments Post: Barcelona – Spartak

19 September 2012

Bring on the Champions League, everyone! It is time to get this tournament going and light up the Internet with lots of WE ARE SPARTA(K) jokes! Check out the lineups: Barcelona: Valdés, Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Adriano, Busquets, Xavi, Cesc, Pedro, Messi, Tello Spartak: Dykan, K. Kombarov, Insaurralde, Suchy, D. Kombarov, Källstrom, Rafael Carioca, McGeady, Romulo, […]

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The Deafening Roar of Going CL Crazy: Barcelona – Spartak

18 September 2012

Hello again. You seem surprised, but yes, it’s me, UEFACEF Champions League Group Stage. You may remember my older brother Knockout Stage from his time with you last May. Haha, what a character. He’s always messing with people. I dared him to let Chelsea win and, get this, he totally bought it. What a joker. […]

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Posted in Champions League, Preview105 Comments

Barca 1, Valencia 0; Getafe 1, Barca 4, aka “Nebulous qualities of want”

15 September 2012

So. Here we are, basking in the afterglow of what would be a perfect Saturday, were it not for the fact that we face 4-6 weeks without our beating heart, Carles Puyol. We defeated Getafe in their house, a place in which we slid to a 0-1 loss last season, and Sevilla pulled off a […]

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Posted in La Liga109 Comments

Getafe – Barcelona Match Comments Post

15 September 2012

It’s a big game today as Barcelona looks to avoid the FIFA virus (although Alba seems to have already succumbed). Getafe is a difficult opponent as their strategic placement of free Burger King in the locker room lead to Barcelona losing at their stadium last year, and they’ve already taken points from the other big […]

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Posted in La Liga, Liveblog99 Comments

You Cannot Win: Cesc Fabregas and Press Conferences

12 September 2012

On Monday, Grantland, that special place on the web where Brian Phillips’ unrelentingly wonderful writing* vies with YouTube mashups and discussions of the latest pop culture trends, posted a podcast in which Dan Lebotard and Jon Sciambi hosted guests Jeff and Stan Van Gundy. While the vast majority of the podcast deals with rather inane […]

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A Chain’s Strength is Determined by its Weakest Link

10 September 2012

With the Summer Transfer period now over, let’s summarise how FC Barcelona performed when it came to handling player transfers. As a club that is not known for stellar negotiations when it comes to buying and selling, how did we do this season?

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Posted in Barcelona, Soap Box, Thoughts67 Comments

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

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