New season, same stuff, but we can try to be different, at least

FC Barcelona is not a finished club. Repeat. FC Barcelona is not a finished club. It isn’t fiscally finished, looking to haul in between 700-800m in gross revenues. It’s still one of the biggest clubs in world football. Irrespective of the abject shitshow that was necessitated to make it happen and the attendant sadness, it… Continue reading New season, same stuff, but we can try to be different, at least

Season predictions and the life of a junkie

“First one’s free, sucka.” says the drug dealer who mutters, “You’ll be back,” under their breath as the customer leaves. Anyone who has seen live Barça understands this feeling. It’s a drug, an adrenaline rush that you almost can’t believe as you are experiencing it, that buzz that begins during the warmup as players display… Continue reading Season predictions and the life of a junkie

Four Zero

1-0: How bad was it? Let me put it this way. It was not “bad meaning bad but bad meaning good.” We got our peppers picked which means bad meaning horrific. It was a ninety-minute nightmare during which we got fingered by Freddie, slashed by Jason and ripped by Jack. If my old school references… Continue reading Four Zero

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”

Bucharest – Barcelona Pre-Season Match Comments Post

Congratulations to Mexico on their Olympic Gold Medal. Continuing this brilliant day to lounge around and watch football all day is Barcelona’s final preseason match against Romanian club Dinamo Bucharest. It’s the closest we’ve had to a true starting lineup in the preseason so far, so it should be interesting. There’s a couple of things… Continue reading Bucharest – Barcelona Pre-Season Match Comments Post

Barcelona Friendlies Wednesday August 8. Match Comments Post.

Today we have two friendly matches on the agenda. The first is FC Barcelona vs Manchester United, being played in Göteborg, Sweden at 20:00 (2 pm EDT). The game is being shown in Spain on TV3 and GolTV. Someone else will have to check if any TV channel in the US will be showing it.… Continue reading Barcelona Friendlies Wednesday August 8. Match Comments Post.

Barcelona – PSG Match Comments Post

I’m still looking into alternatives for coveritlive for liveblogging this season. For the moment here is a match comments post. Starting XI: Valdes, Alves, Puyol, Mascherano, Planas, Busquets, Sergi, Rafinha, Sanchez, Messi, Afellay Bench: Pinto, Montoya, Pique, Bartra, Ilie, Dos Santos, Xavi, Iniesta, Fabregas, Pedro, Tello   Match is at 19:45 Barcelona time.