Friendly: K-League All Stars – Barça

It’s friendly time once again as our boys in blaugrana spearmint take on the K-League All Stars in Seoul, South Korea at 8pm local time. That means the match is at 1pm in Barcelona and at 7am here in New York. I may or may not struggle out of bed in time to find a working feed, so take this as your match comments post.

Despite previous suggestions that he wouldn’t play, Messi is contractually obligated to make an appearance. Expect Guardiola to put him in with 75 minutes already on the clock so that he can’t play more than 15. Apparently no one in Asia cares if Dani Alves will play…

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  1. Jnice
    August 3, 2010

    Random, but since when did Messi have a tattoo? *http://bit.ly/c3b5gh

    The match is at 7AM, I’ll stay up for it, since I don’t go to bed until 9AM anyway.

    Like I said in the last post, I hope we get to see my boy Victor Vazquez and Fontas tomorrow. I’m convinced Vazquez would have made the first team last season if it weren’t for his injuries. Mentally and technically, he was more ready than Jonathan or Thiago is for the first team, but the injuries came at the wrong time. He was also part of the team that featured Messi, Pique, and Cesc, and was considered a future star at that time. He was great in the preseason of the 08/09 season and even played a few CL games for us that year.

    I also hope Messi doesn’t get injured and the South Koreans don’t boo us like some of them said they were going to.

    • Jose
      August 3, 2010

      Is that… Puyol on Messi’s back?

    • Jnice
      August 3, 2010

      lol… if it’s a picture of someone, then maybe it’s of his late grandmother, the person who encouraged him to play and the person he points to in the sky when he scores.

  2. August 3, 2010

    i wish our boys success

  3. ElShowDeJason
    August 4, 2010

    Call me crazy, but why not keep VicSan in the first team this season.

    I’ve always thought he was dependable even though he is unspectacular.

    plus, he plays EVERYTHING other than GK, ST, and CB. and actually, i think he has played centerback, but it isn’t his strongest position.

    I understand that he doesn’t have the potential of Jonathan, Thiago, Pedro!, and am very sure he won’t ever reach Xavi/Iniesta/Messi greatness, but I think he could be a very dependable back-up for many years. (or maybe until Cesc decided to man-up)

    • Tajh
      August 4, 2010

      After our 1st Friendly i truly believe Pep has taken a liken to VicSan. He is like a Cantanero version of Adriano Correia.

    • Jnice
      August 4, 2010

      He’s versatile, but he doesn’t come close to Adriano in skill or understanding of the game.

      Since we seem to be short on midfielders, I wouldn’t mind keeping Sanchez, but I don’t care if he leaves.

    • Helge
      August 4, 2010

      I would definitely keep him as a substitute player. He’s a bit more experienced than Jonathan and Thiago and I think he did a quite good job against Valerenga Oslo.
      But it seems that the club wants to loan him once again.

    • Jnice
      August 4, 2010

      For me, besides his goal, his passing left a lot to be desired and Riverola and Jonathan outshone him in that category, but like you guys said, keeping him as a sub isn’t a bad idea.

    • ElShowDeJason
      August 4, 2010

      yeah. VicSan is ready now. I only see him getting sharper, but never setting the world on fire.
      While I don’t doubt that Jona and Thiago will pass him up by miles, they are a few years away from doing so.
      I see VicSan as a hardworking and simple player that will provide depth until Cesc comes.

  4. ElShowDeJason
    August 4, 2010

    WTF, 7am EST, I thought it was at 6am EST…
    ugh… It’s 2:20am PST, I’m sleepy, and I thought the game was in 40 minutes… apparently it’s in 1hr, 40 minutes? sigh…

    • Jnice
      August 4, 2010

      Haha… 5:30am and I’m still going strong. Let’s go!

    • ElShowDeJason
      August 4, 2010

      yeah, but what time did you wake up on tuesday? I woke up at 9am, which means I’ve been awake for 18 hours. The body gets really sleepy after 15-16 hours.

    • Jnice
      August 4, 2010

      On Tuesday I woke up at 10:30… I have a sleeping problem.

    • ElShowDeJason
      August 4, 2010

      BTW, do you get alerts when something is posted here on BFB? you seem to have replied very quickly…

    • Jnice
      August 4, 2010

      LOL, nah I just happen to refresh a lot and I have nothing better to do being up at 6am and what not…

  5. ElShowDeJason
    August 4, 2010

    It’s 3:11 already… any confirmed line-ups?

    • Jnice
      August 4, 2010

      Pinto, Ilie, Sergi Gomez, Milito, Maxwell, Edu Oriol, Sergi Roberto, Jonathan, Adriano, Ibrahimovic, Benja

    • ElShowDeJason
      August 4, 2010

      source? oh, and how are you wacthing?

    • ElShowDeJason
      August 4, 2010

      watching*

    • Jnice
      August 4, 2010

      Pep aka barcastuff

      Um, I’m gonna watch on one of the streams, I just have to figure out which is best. None of them are up yet, right?

    • ElShowDeJason
      August 4, 2010

      nothing showing Footy…

    • Jnice
      August 4, 2010

      It’s on the official site now.

    • Jnice
      August 4, 2010

      Check this out (via barcastuff): This is how the stadium looked an hour before the game. *http://twitpic.com/2bhope

      How pathetic is that? I hope the stadium fills up…

    • ElShowDeJason
      August 4, 2010

      They weren’t happy when they found out Messi wouldn’t play. although it seems he has to step on for like 15mins.

    • Jnice
      August 4, 2010

      I know. That’s why they are pathetic fan boys and not fans of the team.

    • Jnice
      August 4, 2010

      Interested to see how Adriano does in attack.

    • ElShowDeJason
      August 4, 2010

      Interested in seeing Jonathan’s ability to dictate momentum against the Koreans, which, if they play like the national team, like to pressure the midfield.

    • Jnice
      August 4, 2010

      Indeed.

    • Miguel
      August 4, 2010

      word.

  6. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    am i really up @3:30am to watch a barca game? i feel like one of those whiny indian/pakistani/australian fans.

    • Miguel
      August 4, 2010

      fuck yeah! i’ve got work @9am, woohoo!

  7. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    any high quality streams yet?

    • Jnice
      August 4, 2010

      I don’t have one yet.

    • Miguel
      August 4, 2010

      *http://www.fullsportshd.com/fschannel1.htm

      *http://www.mangaplustv.us.tt/

    • Jnice
      August 4, 2010

      Gracias.

  8. Reagan
    August 4, 2010

    Messi is not in the subs list on the official site…

    • ElShowDeJason
      August 4, 2010

      *http://www.portalsportshd.net/p/canal-2.html
      works!

    • Miguel
      August 4, 2010

      ooo, pretty good. thanx carnal.

    • ElShowDeJason
      August 4, 2010

      fo shiz…

  9. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    *http://www.telefree.info/
    here’s another one in case they all bug out

  10. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    those jerseys look like mint ice cream. yuck.

  11. ElShowDeJason
    August 4, 2010

    Pinto Fail

  12. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    you’re kidding me. fucking pinto you’re killing me.

    • Tajh
      August 4, 2010

      ok what Pinto did??

  13. VicNZ
    August 4, 2010

    what the hell pinto?!

  14. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    gooooool ezlataaaaaan!!!!

  15. VicNZ
    August 4, 2010

    thank you zlatan!

  16. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    jonathan alright!!!

    • ElShowDeJason
      August 4, 2010

      PERFECTLY WEIGHTED. (pass)
      Cold calm finish.

  17. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    se la perdio. looks like messi is on the bench.

  18. ElShowDeJason
    August 4, 2010

    WTF, they just showed a replay of Messi’s stoic expression.

  19. Kxevin
    August 4, 2010

    1-1 12 minutes in, for you folks wondering. Yes, I’m up way too early. What’s wrong with us? 😀

    • ElShowDeJason
      August 4, 2010

      Pinto is wrong with us.

    • Miguel
      August 4, 2010

      right? i blame all you barca enablers on this blog.

  20. Kxevin
    August 4, 2010

    Starting XI, somebody?

  21. Kxevin
    August 4, 2010

    Damn, Ibra. Thug city. Those green shirts make him look HUGE.

  22. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    i’m stoked jonathan is rocking rafa’s #4, not fabs

    • Kxevin
      August 4, 2010

      Me too, Miguel. Hope it’s symbolic.

    • Miguel
      August 4, 2010

      then again, i remember jonathan sporting deco’s #20 last pre-season. hope he keeps this one.

    • ElShowDeJason
      August 4, 2010

      I meant to comment on this.
      Nod to Marquez?
      not to Guardiola?
      Claiming the deep-lying Playmaker role?

    • Miguel
      August 4, 2010

      all inclusive.

  23. Kxevin
    August 4, 2010

    It’s funny how the style is the same, no matter who’s on the field.

  24. y2k156
    August 4, 2010

    For us folks in office, we have to make do with the comments. Hopefully some one will upload the match later on.

  25. Kxevin
    August 4, 2010

    Pinto, Sergi Roberto, Ibrahimovic, Dos Santos, Milito, Correia, Andrade, Ilie, Oriol, Benja, Sergi Gomez

  26. Kxevin
    August 4, 2010

    If Oriol is wearing 16, what’s Busquets’ number this season?

    • Kxevin
      August 4, 2010

      I mean Ilie. Sorry. Hard to separate the farmers.

    • Jnice
      August 4, 2010

      It’s just preseason numbers. Only the true first teamers have their real numbers.

  27. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    stay in your box, pinto

  28. Whatever
    August 4, 2010

    Pinto is really crazy. He made me laugh a lot.

  29. Kxevin
    August 4, 2010

    I’m liking the spearmint. I have a long-sleeve home and away for this season. Yes.

  30. Kxevin
    August 4, 2010

    I guess that Ibrahimovic is getting all of the time to get rid of the off-season weight, eh?

  31. missingpage
    August 4, 2010

    Is it me or is Ibra slightly faster than usual??

    • Stephen
      August 4, 2010

      I thought so too.

  32. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    milito got his ankles broken

  33. Kxevin
    August 4, 2010

    Milito is awesome. “Get that step over shit outta here.”

  34. Kari
    August 4, 2010

    Amazing quality stream *in Spanish*

    *http://www.veemi.com/embed.php?v=barcahd881&vw=512&vh=404&domain=www.futbolarg.com

    • ElShowDeJason
      August 4, 2010

      wow… sweet…

    • Miguel
      August 4, 2010

      well done, kari love.

    • Kxevin
      August 4, 2010

      Yay, Kari!

  35. Kxevin
    August 4, 2010

    Messi getting loose, not looking happy about it.

  36. Kxevin
    August 4, 2010

    Here comes Messi….so he finishes off the half, then rests. In for Ilie.

  37. Kxevin
    August 4, 2010

    And Alves in for Correia.

  38. Kxevin
    August 4, 2010

    Messi’s face: “I would love to be somewhere else right now. Anywhere else.”

  39. JC
    August 4, 2010

    good commentary in english on the official site.

  40. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    should’ve been punished there

  41. Kxevin
    August 4, 2010

    Make that 2-1 J-Leaguers.

    • Kxevin
      August 4, 2010

      Didn’t see who it was who got roasted on that header, but it was ugly.

    • ElShowDeJason
      August 4, 2010

      K-Laeguers?

  42. Kari
    August 4, 2010

    Messi’s off at HT. He had the “faster I come on, the faster I come off” vibe goin’ on

    GOL Dong Gook. 2-1

  43. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    dude.

    what a great name, “dong gook.”

  44. Dave
    August 4, 2010

    f**K it-hello all

    • Kxevin
      August 4, 2010

      Mornin’, Dave.

  45. Kxevin
    August 4, 2010

    Messi just misses.

    • Kxevin
      August 4, 2010

      Little chip that just went wide. Would have sent the crowd home happy.

  46. Miguel
    August 4, 2010

    messi! we didn’t pay good money for that.

  47. Kari
    August 4, 2010

    Zlatan, what a ball back to Messi! Should have been 2-2!

    • Kxevin
      August 4, 2010

      Agreed, Kari. Another underestimated aspect of his game.

  48. Dave
    August 4, 2010

    ibra done well there-hows he playing overall??

    • Kxevin
      August 4, 2010

      Some good some okay, Dave. As to be expected at this time of the year.

  49. Kari
    August 4, 2010

    If Messi had scored, that would have been perfect. Then, when we take him off at HT, the crowd’ll be happy.

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