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”
We’ll talk about the Cesc transfer a little later; for now, here’s a place to let your thoughts loose re Brazil – Croatia.
We all remember this match. Falcao scored first, then Adriano did what Adriano does. The final was 4-1. Still feeling like today is a 2-1 in the offing, as I can’t see this Atleti conceding 4 goals to us. But a win will be in the offing. For those expecting a trophy ceremony at the… Continue reading Barça vs Atleti match comments post
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.
Gooooooood morning/afternoon/evening/night, depending on where on the globe you find yourself this fine fourteenth of December. With about fifty minutes to go, prepare yourself for our first live minute-by-minute match report . Y’all know my motherstinkin’ name – terrible jokes and typos are guaranteed. Let’s start by giving a big shoutout to Osasuna for keepin’… Continue reading Live MBM: Barça – Villareal Minute-by-Minute Report
The Purple & Whites are back at Camp Nou. Team to meet them is: Valdés, Alves, Piqué, Bartra, Adriano, Xavi, Song, Fàbregas, Alexis, Neymar and Tello. Bench: Pinto, Iniesta, Dos Santos, Montoya, Pedro, Busquets and Sergi Roberto. Valladolid: Mariño, Rukavina, Valiente, Rueda, Peña, Baraja, Rossi, Ebert, Omar, Bergdich and Guerra. Have your say in the… Continue reading Match Comments: Barca vs. Valladolid
Yes, Virginia, there will be a LiveBlog today, hosted by our good friend Vj. Be nice to him!
In understanding the complexity and the majesty of Levon’s Sevilla breakdown, and the difficulty of its loading for various folks, here’s a handy match comments post in which people can have at it. Two storied clubs with inextricable links, and a cranky old Dutchman who refuses to set foot in the Camp Nou for as… Continue reading Barça vs Ajax, Champions League match comments post
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.
It’s that time again: another clasico. Will any of us survive? Let’s find out… Lineups: US: Pinto, Alves, Piqué, Puyol, Alba, Busquets, Xavi, Cesc, Iniesta, Pedro, Messi THEM: Diego López, Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Varane, Coentrao, Xabi Alonso, Khedira, Di María, Özil, Cristiano, Higuaín. Please keep it civil in the comments, folks. Also this:
Barca v Espanyol Lineup: Valdés, Alves, Piqué, Puyol, Jordi Alba; Sergio, Cesc, Xavi; Iniesta, Messi and Pedro Bench: Pinto, Montoya, Mascherano, Song, Thiago, Alexis, Villa
“This is the Champions League, and there are players coming back from injury, others that don’t get to play as much, and it’s important for the team and our image. We’ll give it one hundred per cent, knowing that Benfica are fighting for qualification.” ~ Adriano