A Question of Time: The Zlatan Ibrahimovic Story

Please: 0.40 Put it a different way: 11-1. Those numbers are, of course, from a very small sample, but would you take those numbers as a ratio for the entire season? I would because I know that the first one is Ibrahimovic’s current scoring rate (5 appearances, 2 goals) and the second goal is our… Continue reading A Question of Time: The Zlatan Ibrahimovic Story

Fabregas, Mascherano still linked, “go time” for Puyol

–The Cecs Fabregas and Javi Mascherano rumors will not die, probably because Hector keeps SMSing Txiki B. “Dood. Masch=$$$$! Bet!” Txiki B. says that the signing of either member of the midfield tandem of joy is “something the club has left for later.” He said that fiscally, it just didn’t make sense to try nabbing… Continue reading Fabregas, Mascherano still linked, “go time” for Puyol

Getafe 0, Barca 2, a.k.a. “The future is so bright.”

Get used to seeing this picture, folks. Because the best football club in the world, by sending a player and a significant pile of dosh to Inter Milan–a move that had everybody on the planet questioning the logic of our Powers that Be–is now significantly better. Yes, we took care of Getafe, at about half-speed… Continue reading Getafe 0, Barca 2, a.k.a. “The future is so bright.”

Marquez, Iniesta back; Messi fried; Totti nixed Barca?

A quick and dirty news update, folks, to pass the time before Isaiah’s nifty-keen Getafe preview. —Francesco Totti says that he deserves his fat contract extension, because early in his career, he turned us down. So there. Rock on, dude. —Iniesta and Marquez are back in the side for Getafe. Both have received the okay… Continue reading Marquez, Iniesta back; Messi fried; Totti nixed Barca?

Mata, Fabregas, Robinho, Ibrahimovic retiring? Lots of news today

Could Zlatan Ibrahimovic, shown here rocking his new coif, be considering retirement from international footy? Good question. What he said most recently is “That possibility will be considered after the World Cup finals. It is important for a player of my level to play internationals, but I’ve been to two European Championships and two World… Continue reading Mata, Fabregas, Robinho, Ibrahimovic retiring? Lots of news today

Laporta on Rijkaard; new deals for Puyol, Messi; Henry speaks (update!)

Yes, just because it’s a holiday here in the ‘States, doesn’t mean that we stop working. Here’s the news, Labor Day edition: —Thierry Henry says in effect, “We’re bored and we’re clueless,” in one of the strongest statements yet against the regime of Ruh-Roh Dumbenech. To wit: Speaking to Domenech last Friday at France’s training… Continue reading Laporta on Rijkaard; new deals for Puyol, Messi; Henry speaks (update!)

News feed: Vieira for us; Henry for Robinho?

There’s some pretty funny stuff that goes on during the break for Internationals, some that makes the bravest attempt to pass for actual news. So with this, we begin the futile, Quixotean attempt to be a sliver of what Pep’s Place was for Barca fans: A great source of news and information. Wait, we’ve already… Continue reading News feed: Vieira for us; Henry for Robinho?

Diving in footy, a.k.a. “The Russian judge gives it a 0.”

“The ref better be looking at this shit, yo!” A ruling has come down that has immense potential, for both good and bad. UEFA has slapped Arsenal striker Eduardo with a two-match ban for “intentionally deceiving the referee.” Editorials have weighed in, calling it abritrary and rather silly, like shutting the barn door after the… Continue reading Diving in footy, a.k.a. “The Russian judge gives it a 0.”