“¡Corred, cabrones, corred!” (Run, you bastards, run!) a.k.a. Ball Pressure Part II [COMPLETED]

*Hector Note: Due to technical issues with my laptop I had to pretty much re-do the second section of this. I’ll post it up later today (you’ll see EDITED next to the post title and now that I updated it). Hopefully this keeps you guys busy until around mid-day.* Here we go again, folks. It’s… Continue reading “¡Corred, cabrones, corred!” (Run, you bastards, run!) a.k.a. Ball Pressure Part II [COMPLETED]

Fantasy Roundup, Week 1

So, we’ve had our first week of Fantasy football. Our group, Barcelona Football Blog (imaginative!), currently has 39 members, but you can sign up now and you won’t be in too big a hole. The password is “barcelona”. Whoever runs the Que Golazo team is crushing all in their path with a 1.50 point lead… Continue reading Fantasy Roundup, Week 1

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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.”

Barca 3, Sporting Gijon 0, a.k.a. “Half-speed drubbing,” and BANGS breaks his duck

Yes the picture is big, but not as big as the moment. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, our big-ass Swede, got off the mark by scoring the first of what should be many, many goals for Barca. It came off (yet another) exquisite Dani Alves cross that was deflected by Gregory, the omnipresent Gijon defender. Watching the play… Continue reading Barca 3, Sporting Gijon 0, a.k.a. “Half-speed drubbing,” and BANGS breaks his duck

Barcelona First Half Preview

I previously covered the entire league in preview format, but what of Barcelona’s particular chances? We’ve got our transfers to fully integrate and our schedule to parse. Because there are enough matches to go around with a small squad (20 first team players as of this writing, but probably going to fall), time on the… Continue reading Barcelona First Half Preview

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Barca 1, Shakhtar 0, “Champions of European Champions” edition (edit)

This one took some time, folks, not only for our beloved Barca, but for me. For them, the reasons were obvious: We came up against a side with next to no interest in playing football today. Their sole aim was to stymie our attacks, clog the midfield, have at least 5 men in the box… Continue reading Barca 1, Shakhtar 0, “Champions of European Champions” edition (edit)

UEFA Super Cup Liveblog

It’s so going to be on, thanks to reader Soto being the man behind the mask for today. UEFA Super Cup Remember, the game is being broadcast in the US on Fox Soccer and Fox Sports en Español.

Happy Birthday, Bojan!

Happy Birthday to our little tyke. He just turned 19 today and because of that, we’re going to play a SuperCup in his honor! Yay! The Kid has been with the first team for 2 full years now and is starting his third, which is incredible if you think about it cause he’s like 5… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Bojan!

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Super Cup Preview: Barça – Shakhtar; 2:30pmEST, FSC/FSE

The second trophy of the season is up for grabs at a neutral venue: Monaco’s Stade Louis II. It only holds 18,500 (if it were any bigger, it wouldn’t fit in the principality), so the crowd won’t be quite as raucous as you might expect for a match pitting the defending Champions League and UEFA… Continue reading Super Cup Preview: Barça – Shakhtar; 2:30pmEST, FSC/FSE