The “best available athlete” dilemma, aka “Hammering nails with a banana”

Immense thanks to Allas for the Sanchez video. Alexis Sanchez is ready. Alexis Sanchez is a problem. Neymar will be something if he ever learns how to play the Barça way. Alex Song was a waste of money, and isn’t anything approximating Barça quality. A quartet of interesting statements that raises a complex matter with… Continue reading The “best available athlete” dilemma, aka “Hammering nails with a banana”

View from the stands: Spain vs. Chile

One of our long-time members, Eklavya, was lucky enough to attend the friendly between Spain and Chile yesterday, and was generous enough to write up his experience for us! Take it away, Ek: I was on holiday in New York when I saw a tweet from @barcastuff mentioning this friendly match taking place in Geneva,… Continue reading View from the stands: Spain vs. Chile

Bayern Munich 2, Barça 0, aka “The return of a class favorite … Kari!”

This, even though it appears under my name, is a minute-by-minute rundown from Kari, who many of you no doubt remember as a journalistic delight and breath of fresh air. So suffice it to say, when she banged out this piece and offered it to me, I said “Yes” faster than Adriano hopping on the… Continue reading Bayern Munich 2, Barça 0, aka “The return of a class favorite … Kari!”

Resolutions and hatred

You probably made a New Year’s resolution. It’s probably already laying on the ash heap of intention, a fire caused by a collision between reality and that joyful way in which man always thinks the best of himself. “This year I will keep that resolution to loseweightbebettercleanupnotburnEEshirtsinmyHibachi.” And once again, it’s March and you’re thinking,… Continue reading Resolutions and hatred

International Match Day comments post

Sorry for the lateness of this here post. The games that I find interesting are: Brazil-Argentina (12pm EST) South Africa-USA (2pm EST) Portugal-Spain (4pm EST) Have at it in the comments and I’ll be back tomorrow with some serious writing. Apologies for not being more voluminous in my posting recently, but hey, that’s how it… Continue reading International Match Day comments post