June 2, 2013 / / Barcelona
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May 30, 2013 / / Goodbyes
May 30, 2013 / / Team News

abidal

The club has taken a great many decisions in its long, storied history, but none that I find more detestable than the decision to say goodbye today to Eric Abidal.

This is a club that bills itself as “mes que un club.” That phrase has nothing to do with any footballing aspirations. It is socio-political, referencing the club’s roots as a Catalan institution, a place where more than football is played. It is supposed to be a family.

So THIS is how you treat family?
Read MoreMerci, Abidal …. aka “Don’t let the door hit you where God split you”

May 27, 2013 / / Analysis
"They paid HOW much? Wuuut?!"
“They paid HOW much? Wuuut?!”

It is very safe to say that not since the arrival of Ronaldinho has a player come with so much weight.

As many of you know, then-president Joan Laporta was running on the “bring Beckham” platform, even as that deal never had a chance of happening. Ronaldinho was the one, and boy, did that work out. And now we have another Brazilian, who is describing a very different path from Ronaldinho, one fraught with complexity.

The question now is, what does that path mean, and what does it mean for the club?
Read MoreThe Neymar deal is done, so now what, aka “Give hair a chance”

May 25, 2013 / / Team News
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BarcelonaVsValladolid

Barça heads into the penultimate home game for the season against Castile and León side Real Valladolid but, for the home press, all focus appears to be on the after-match celebrations in which the Liga Trophy will be presented to the team by RFEF President Ángel María Villar.

Read MorePreview: FC Barcelona vs. Real Valladolid