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FC Barcelona – The Cost of Building the Current Squad

Posted on 14 Sep, 2012, by in Soccer

While most people view Barcelona as a club that mostly uses home grown talent (which is true, to an extent), the current crop of purchased players, beginning with Eric Abidal in 2007, the only pre-Guardiola player outside player still with the squad, cost €211.5 million to assemble, including David Villa (the most expensive signing in the history of the club), Cesc Fabregas and Dani Alves. More

Barcelona Moves – Jordi Alba and Javi Martinez?

Posted on 23 Jun, 2012, by in Soccer

Valencia’s left back Jordi Alba is currently busy with Spain’s effort in Euro 2012, but he just might have a new club to return to when the tournament is over, as Barcelona are getting closer and closer to complete a deal with his current club. Javi Martinez of Athletic Bilbao is also a Barca target according to certain sources. More

La Liga Table Without Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi

Posted on 16 May, 2012, by in Soccer

How huge were Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi this season for Real Madrid and Barcelona? It’s not just about the 96 combined league goals the two provided their teams with. It’s not just the 27 additional assists. Above the statistics, it’s about what they meant in wins and points. More

Pep Guardiola: I’m Nothing Like Mourinho

Posted on 10 Mar, 2012, by in Soccer

Pep Guardiola wasn’t slow to answer back after Jose Mourinho made his usual insinuation about Barcelona. The 41 year old manager, with his future still unknown despite everyone involved with the club probably hoping he’ll make the right decision and stay with the European champions, used his press conference to answer his rival from Real Madrid. More

Real Madrid Don’t Have to Worry About Barcelona This Season

Posted on 12 Feb, 2012, by in Soccer

When Jose Mourinho was asked about how would he feel if Real Madrid won the La Liga without beating Barcelona, he said that it would be just fine. And although he’ll have another shot at beating Barcelona, it’s more and more evident, after another Barca stumble, that the result of the next Clasico won’t really matter. More

Making a Scapegoat of Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted on 12 Dec, 2011, by in Featured

Cristiano Ronaldo not scoring against Barcelona this Saturday made it very easy for critics to make him the main reason for Real Madrid’s 1-3 loss in yet another Clasico, with Lionel Messi’s great performance not really helping the overly accused star. More

No Goals Lionel Messi Masterclass (Real Madrid vs Barcelona)

Posted on 10 Dec, 2011, by in Soccer

Lionel Messi didn’t score, but provided an assist and another wonderful night of Clasico football as Barcelona came back from a stunningly early Real Madrid lead to beat their biggest rivals 3-1 at the Bernabeu, temporarily returning to the top of the league. Cristiano Ronaldo couldn’t find the net as well in another nightmarish Clasico for him. More

Barcelona vs Real Madrid – A Future Clasico on PES 2022

Posted on 7 Dec, 2011, by in Soccer

A quite unique way to look at the Clasico, watching, or actually playing the Real Madrid vs Barcelona match on what someone thinks Pro Evolution Soccer will look like in 2022. More

The Ballon d’Or Joke of a Shortlist

Posted on 1 Nov, 2011, by in Soccer

The 23 player shortlist for the FIFA Ballon d’Or award is filled with mostly Barcelona and Real Madrid players, with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo fighting for another award. Quite a few names on the list don’t really belong there. More

Xavi Free Kick Wins it for Barcelona in Granada

Posted on 25 Oct, 2011, by in Soccer

Barcelona earned a tough 1-0 win over Grananda thanks to Xavi’s fantastic free kick goal, his fourth of the season and more importantly, putting Barcelona, at least temporarily, on top of the La Liga table, waiting for Real Madrid and Levante to stumble. More