Browsing Carles Puyol

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Becoming the Power Figure of the Club

Posted on 24 Jul, 2013, by in Soccer

One of the most dangerous things that can happen to a soccer club is for one of its players to become greater than the team itself, which is something that’s at a risk of happening for Barcelona with Lionel Messi. More

FC Barcelona – Carles Puyol, Blaugrana Forever

Posted on 9 May, 2013, by in Soccer

Transfer rumors are always easy to create, and they always manage to cause quite a stir, even if they are the furthest thing from the truth. It’s impossible to imagine certain players in a different uniform after getting used to only one set through the years. Carles Puyol might not be the player he once was, with age and injuries taking their toll, but not playing for Barcelona seems like something that’s pure imagination. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Gets Help From Alexis Sanchez

Posted on 10 Mar, 2013, by in Soccer

The goal was to steady the ship, after one of the rockiest 10 days Barcelona have been through in quite some time. While Lionel Messi and to most people’s surprise, Alexis Sanchez, set up a much needed league win over an insignificant rival, everyone thoughts are geared towards later on this week. More

FC Barcelona – The Lionel Messi Fall that Silenced a Stadium

Posted on 6 Dec, 2012, by in Soccer

The Camp Nou was far from full in a match that meant nothing to Barcelona, but turned out to be quite costly. Tito Vilanova didn’t start Lionel Messi, which was understandable considering the first place in the group was already a certainty. For some reason, he threw his biggest star into a meaningless match, and paid for it with a minor scare. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Can’t Play Central Defender

Posted on 3 Oct, 2012, by in Soccer

Sometimes, it seems that Barcelona build their team each summer thinking – We’ve got Lionel Messi, the best player in the world; we’ve got Xavi and Iniesta, the best midfielders in the world. The rest will work itself out. And then, you find yourself heading into the Clasico, to play against Real Madrid, without a natural centre back. More

Lionel Messi Back to La Liga With Goal Double (Barcelona vs Real Sociedad)

Posted on 19 Aug, 2012, by in Soccer

Quietly, without making too much noise, Lionel Messi began his 2012-2013 La Liga campaign like nothing has changed over the summer, scoring twice to back up his record breaking season right from the start, as Barcelona cruised to a 5-1 win over Real Socieded in a perfect start to their season. More

Xavi and Puyol Cover Has to be Changed; Too Gay for Some People?

Posted on 24 Apr, 2012, by in Miscellaneous

While Barcelona players are mostly worried about saving their season and beating Chelsea a the Camp Nou in order to qualify for the Champions League, there other pressing issues regarding the team in Catalonia. Like finding less offending positions of Xavi and Puyol celebrating on a magazine cover. More

Real Madrid vs Barcelona – Unlikely Scorers in Fiery Clasico

Posted on 18 Jan, 2012, by in Soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring and disappeared, Lionel Messi settled for one assist but nothing new as to the winner of yet another fiery Clasico, with Barcelona coming back again to beat Real Madrid at the Bernabeu with goals by Carles Puyol and Eric Abidal. More

Best Centre Backs in the World – 2012 Edition

Posted on 4 Jan, 2012, by in Featured

Nemanja Vidic being out for the season doesn’t mean we think any less of him, being ranked among Pique, Puyol, Chiellini, Hummels, Thiago Silva and Chiellini as one of the best Centre Back in the world heading into 2012. More

Top Five Centre Backs in the World – 2011 Edition

Posted on 13 Jan, 2011, by in Featured

Part II of our best soccer players around the globe for 2011, here are the 5 best central defenders in the world right now. More