Another Anoeta visit, another crisis. And here we were, thinking it couldn’t get worse than the display against Malaga … Barça escaped the cursed Anoeta with a lucky, lucky draw thanks to a blown offside call, and some extra-thick paint on the goalposts. A win would have been no more than Real Sociedad deserved, as… Continue reading La Real 1, Barça 1, aka “Um … never mind”
Hola, B´FooBers, and greetings from sunny Spain!
Once upon a time in a land far away, there was a blog that did season predictions. And now we get to laugh at them because they are fools. Isaiah’s Predictions: Barcelona (nailed it!) Atletico Madrid (off by -1) Real Madrid (off by 1) Sevilla (off by -3) Valencia (off by -7) Athletic Bilbao (off… Continue reading How Did We Do? Re-Visiting Season Predictions
Somewhere in a super-secret underground lair… Josep Bartomeu Look, I can’t keep stalling things with my fantasies about being able to buy and store players. What are we going to do? Toni Freixa Hey! Not the hair! Um, we could leave them at their clubs until we need them? They would like that, and it… Continue reading BarçaVacations, the cure for the transfer ban blues
We’ve all been there before. The frustration, the hypocrisy, the never ending sense of ennui, the powerful urge to deactivate all social media accounts, throw out all technology in your possession and embrace life in the wilderness, the— Wait. Maybe you’re not actually there yet. Maybe you’ve never been there. (That’s possible, though such luck is… Continue reading Stages of Fandom
Been a while since we had one of these standard nonsense posts. Let’s see how it fairs, especially after the greatness that is SoMa.
This is not a preview, it’s a meview. If you want to read something that makes sense, I suggest you click here for Kxevin’s thoughts on the game. (TRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRING!) Zzzzzzzz (TRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRING!) Zzzzzzzz (TRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRING!) Huh!?! What?!? Huhyaaaaaawn… Yo man, you up? Wh-wh-wh-huh? What? Who is this? It’s me man, me, that’s who! Maaaan what the… (yawn) It’s… Continue reading Close to Away (as a matter of Clasico, pt III)
Hello and Happy New Year, everybody! I know it’s been a long time, so here is a bumper edition of blitzen awards to start 2014 off on the right foot! Enjoy! Busquets d’Or: A new award, for the most perennially underrated player of the year/game/moment. And the inaugural winner is: SERGIO BUSQUETS! Although most of… Continue reading blitzen awards, the Midseason Wrap-Up edition!
The sky bleeds black. The scorched earth is littered with dead ravens. A cule shouts “HASHTAG BARCA LOST” into a void. The world burns. I lie on the floor, dazed and confused. Outside my window, it’s snowing and grown men are sobbing on the streets. My body feels like the eyes of a terrified rabbit.… Continue reading The Ajax Post Game of Our Everlasting Unhappiness
[ NOTE: This post was drafted prior to Barça’s October 5th victory over Real Valladolid, when the boards were rather grumpy ’cause we were all … well, winning, and stuff. So if you’re bucked up rather than (what rhymes with “bucked up”?) lately, bookmark this and come back when we lose, or tie, or win again… Continue reading Everybody cheer up!
I admit, I’ve been off to a slow start this season. But then I heard that Rio Ferdinand was planning his own awards, the “Footies”, and I was spurred to action! Make no mistake, the blitzens are the premier football awards going. Accept no substitutes! Falling Up Award: Neymar is a diver. Even his biggest… Continue reading blitzen awards, the “Where have you been?” edition
Yes, they are finally here! Just a few end-of-season thoughts from me. Thanks to everyone for sticking around and keeping the discussion interesting! Crystal Faucet Award For Persistent Tapping Up: Dani Alves, who may have been working on some kind of commision from Sandro Rosell, considering the number of quotes in the media where he… Continue reading blitzen awards, the long-awaited year-end edition!