Tapas d’Oro: Italy has it’s “Golden Tapir”, which is awarded to celebrities who have failed spectacularly or done something humiliating. In 2012, after his season in charge of Roma, it was awarded to Luis Enrique as the “worst coach of the year”. Being Lucho, he accepted it with good humour and even displayed it on… Continue reading blitzen awards, the “I’m in Barcelona, suckas!” edition.
The season is half over, which means it must be time for a bumper midseason edition of blitzen awards. 2014 has been a difficult year in many ways for the club. We lost a beloved coach, a somewhat less beloved president resigned but no elections took place, the World Cup was a disaster for many… Continue reading blitzen awards, the Annus Horribilis edition!
FC Barcelona announced on Thursday that Eusebio Sacristan has accepted a one-year renewal of his contract that will keep him at the club as coach of Barça B until the end of the 2014-15 season. This seems like a good time to take a look at how the youngsters have done this year. Barça B… Continue reading The Boogie-Woogie Barça Boys of Company B
Today the devastating news has been reported that former FCB coach Tito Vilanova has died at age 45 after a 3-year battle with cancer. Like all culers, we here at BFB are deeply saddened by his passing. He represented all the best characteristics that the club strives for: decency, humanity, humility, strength under pressure, and… Continue reading Goodbye Tito
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Hello and Happy New Year, everybody! I know it’s been a long time, so here is a bumper edition of blitzen awards to start 2014 off on the right foot! Enjoy! Busquets d’Or: A new award, for the most perennially underrated player of the year/game/moment. And the inaugural winner is: SERGIO BUSQUETS! Although most of… Continue reading blitzen awards, the Midseason Wrap-Up edition!
Alexis Sanchez is 3 feet tall. That’s my takeaway from the Brazil/Chile game I attended last night. Alexis Sanchez is 3 feet tall and so fast that when he runs his legs spin around in circles like the Roadrunner’s. Meep meep! Seriously, though, Alexis is tiny! I knew he was the shortest guy on our… Continue reading I went to the Brazil/Chile game and all I got were these lousy pictures!
Today the Camp Nou hosts our eternal inevitable why-arewe-playing-them-yet-again? esteemed opponents AC Milan in our fourth group stage match. Join us as Vj hosts the Liveblog!
It’s the game we have all been waiting for, El Clasico! Join us in the liveblog with your host Vj! Barça starting XI: VV, Dani Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Adriano, Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Cesc, Neymar and Messi Barça bench: Pinto, Puyol, Montoya, Song, Sergi Roberto, Pedro and Alexis. Bartra and Tello don’t make the squad.
Today’s loveblob will once again be hosted by our friend Vj. Enjoy! Starting XI: Valdés, Alves, Piqué, Mascherano, Adriano; Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta; Alexis, Messi & Neymar. Bench: Pinto, Montoya, Bartra, Song, Cesc, Pedro, Tello. Puyol, Oier, JDS, & Sergi Roberto do not make the squad.
Yes, Virginia, there will be a LiveBlog today, hosted by our good friend Vj. Be nice to him!
I admit, I’ve been off to a slow start this season. But then I heard that Rio Ferdinand was planning his own awards, the “Footies”, and I was spurred to action! Make no mistake, the blitzens are the premier football awards going. Accept no substitutes! Falling Up Award: Neymar is a diver. Even his biggest… Continue reading blitzen awards, the “Where have you been?” edition