Author: nzm

April 16, 2014 / / Barcelona


The 3rd clasico for the season. Well – technically not, because that term only really exists for the Liga games, but has now become synonymous with every meeting between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.

October 5, 2013 / / Barcelona
August 21, 2013 / / Barcelona


Here we go – the team is in Madrid for the start of another lengthy season where numerous clasico games will be played against Real Madr…. oh wait a minute, it isn’t Real Madrid?  It’s Atlético Madrid?  Damn – we’ve swapped a Mad Mou for a Snarky Simeone.

June 1, 2013 / / Barcelona
May 18, 2013 / / Barcelona


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.

May 12, 2013 / / Barcelona



This is going to be the shortest preview ever, given that there’s less than 2 hours until the match starts and, hey – did you hear that, yesterday, Espanyol early gifted Barça the Liga, and Iniesta a birthday present?

May 5, 2013 / / Barcelona


Get out of here if you think that the Liga is already won. None of the opponents in the 5 remaining games will be pushovers. A win tonight will mean that Barça requires 2 points more to seal the championship, assuming that Madrid wins all their games.

March 30, 2013 / / Barcelona

When Barça last visited the Balaídos stadium in 2006, keeping goal for Celta de Vigo was José Manuel Pinto Colorado.  For 2 seasons, Pinto shared the locker with Thiago and Rafinha’s old man, Mazinho.

For a time, he also shared the #1 GK duties with Frenchman Richard Dutruel. 

March 27, 2013 / / Barcelona

A short little video recorded Tito Vilanova’s return to Barcelona early yesterday morning, accompanied by Jordi Roura, Aureli Altimira and their wives who had flown to NYC as a thank-you for all their efforts and to escort El Mister back home.

March 25, 2013 / / Analysis
March 23, 2013 / / Analysis
March 17, 2013 / / Barcelona


A long time ago, when Kluivert, Rivaldo, Guardiola and De Boer roamed the Camp Nou pitch and Van Gaal steered Barça from the sidelines, Rayo Vallecano came to visit with hope in their hearts and dread on their minds.