And here we go again … Gamper Trophy time, aka “Much ado about … what”

Is it that time already? The Gamper Trophy match, the traditional festivity that is also a Friendly That Matters, is a herald for a new season at FC Barcelona. Liga starts next week, but the Gamper shows off the squad and its new signings, sets up a festive atmosphere and has, of late, rolled out… Continue reading And here we go again … Gamper Trophy time, aka “Much ado about … what”

Barca 1, Milan 1 (3-1 pens.), aka “If a match falls in the forest, and ….”

Hey, I knew I’d find something that Pinto does badly, since it ain’t stopping penalties. We won the Gamper Trophy match today, a desultory, half-speed affair that nobody really cared about, because the real news was being made off the pitch. You’d have to have been a cave dweller not to know that Milan is… Continue reading Barca 1, Milan 1 (3-1 pens.), aka “If a match falls in the forest, and ….”

Gamper Liveblog

Oh snap it’s Isaiah back with a Liveblog! Are you ready for some quick polls!? It’ll get going just before kickoff. He match is on ESPN Deportes and ESPN3 here in the US. Gamper 2010

Barca 0, Manchester City 1, a.k.a. “Wait….this wasn’t all about the BAS?” (edit: Sorry, Kid)

Not quite, but close. For the record, yes, a match was played today. Yes, we lost. But everything was subsumed by the start of the second half, when our very own BAS took to the pitch to rapturous cheers. As he strode out with Messi and Alves, you could hear everyone thinking “This is it.… Continue reading Barca 0, Manchester City 1, a.k.a. “Wait….this wasn’t all about the BAS?” (edit: Sorry, Kid)

Gamper Preview: Barcelona – Manchester City, Wednesday 4pmEST

Once again it appears that this match will not be televised in the United States. That’s extremely disappointing because it is also the debut for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who should not only get the start, but should do so alongside Messi, who is returning from injury as well. August 19 is also World Humanitarian Day, so… Continue reading Gamper Preview: Barcelona – Manchester City, Wednesday 4pmEST