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”

València!

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.

Live MBM: Barça – Villareal Minute-by-Minute Report

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

Match Comments: Barca vs. Valladolid

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

Barça vs Ajax, Champions League match comments post

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

Copa Clasico 2nd Leg Match Comments Thread

  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: