World Cup draw, a.k.a. Les Bleus avance, Portugal screwed

So, the deed has been done, and the nattering has begun. The Final Draw for the 2010 World Cup has happened, and with this being a multi-national space, we all have favorites, thoughts and opinions, right? So let’s add to the Tower of Natter. For me, it’s simple: <em>Les Bleus avance</em>! They’re in a group… Continue reading World Cup draw, a.k.a. Les Bleus avance, Portugal screwed

Xerez 0, Barca 2, a.k.a. “Sleepwalk your way to success.”

As James Brown sang in the amazing “Mind Power,” You know, we’re dealing with a very critical and crucial time, the most critical and crucial time that I’ve ever witnessed …. the educators, they call it ESP, positive thinking right? Some of the people over there on the other side of the pond call it… Continue reading Xerez 0, Barca 2, a.k.a. “Sleepwalk your way to success.”

News, Saturday edition

–Coach of the Year. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? UK paper (and a darned respectable one) Guardian says that our very own Pep Guardiola is their coach of the year. He has, and I quote, “The young Barcelona coach has quietly turned a team of underachievers into world-beaters.” And so he has.

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The Yaya and the Rumor Mill

Before we handle other things on this fine Veteran’s Day here in the US, let’s go ahead and tackle the idea that The Yaya is about leave. I’ve been getting emails from a few of you and links in the comments section to various articles from around the globe, all of which are about how… Continue reading The Yaya and the Rumor Mill

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Some others yes, but Valdes no

The squad for Spain’s friendlies against Argentina and Austria over the coming week were announced and several Barça were included. Casillas, Reina, Diego López; Sergio Ramos, Arbeloa, Iraola, Capdevila, Marchena, Albiol, Puyol, Piqué; Busi, Xabi Alonso, Xavi, Cesc, Iniesta; Silva, Pablo Hernández, Güiza, Negredo, Mata, Villa, Jesús Navas. The Barça players that were included are… Continue reading Some others yes, but Valdes no

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Barca 4, Mallorca 2, a.k.a. “Next time, don’t wear white.”

So you’re at this party in a gorgeous house, and the staff passing the drinks and snacks are supermodels. The music is perfect, and you’re having a great time. But there, on the corner of a rug that probably costs more than you make in a year, is a dog turd. It’s a little one,… Continue reading Barca 4, Mallorca 2, a.k.a. “Next time, don’t wear white.”