Browsing Victor Valdes

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Rising, Victor Valdes Destroyed

Posted on 27 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

Don’t call it a comeback. It’s simply Lionel Messi feeling comfortable again with being himself, injury free, the most dangerous footballer on the planet. But with Barcelona putting themselves almost in pole position to win the La Liga title again, the injury of Victor Valdes might ruin this whole newly found hope thing. More

FC Barcelona – Cesc Fabregas Takes Over For Messi

Posted on 30 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

One thing that’s hard to admit but easy to notice – Barcelona have been playing better this season with Cesc Fabregas at the central midfielder position instead of Xavi, evne if it means less classic Barca style and a more direct approach. With the team picking up a 3-0 away win in a tough stadium, no one can argue that this approach is the wrong way to about it. More

FC Barcelona – Replacing Victor Valdes With Thibaut Courtois

Posted on 9 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

The fantastic form Victor Valdes is in this season for Barcelona doesn’t change the fact that he’s leaving at the end of the season, and the club needs to find a new goalkeeper to anchor the defense for the future. The best option on the table? Thiabut Courtois, on loan at Atletico Madrid for the last two years and a Chelsea player once more when the season is over. More

Barcelona vs Real Madrid – Victor Valdes Trash Talking Against Pepe & Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted on 8 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

We still have more than two weeks left before the first Clasico of the season between Barcelona and Real Madrid, but it doesn’t mean it’s too early to start the trash talk, which involves Victor Valdes taking some humorous shots at Pepe and Cristiano Ronaldo. More

FC Barcelona – Pedro Gives Lionel Messi a Break From Scoring

Posted on 22 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

Hard to tell if the new Barcelona is really less about possession and simply more about being direct and finishing off matches later rather than sooner, but if it gives the chance for Pedro to steal the spotlight from Lionel Messi with an impressive hat trick, you won’t hear too many complaining about it. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Doesn’t Mind the Changing Styles

Posted on 19 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

As Barcelona continues to change under the hands of a coach that hasn’t come out of its own system, there’s one obvious thing that stays the same: Lionel Messi, who might not actually care about all the records he’s breaking or coming very close to setting, but with some huge help from Neymar is getting very close to one of the most prestigious in European soccer. More

Chelsea FC Transfer Rumors – Interested in Signing Victor Valdes

Posted on 10 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

It’s always difficult separating the truth from the lies in the world of transfer rumors, as the news of Chelsea possibly making a move for Victor Valdes, soon to be a former Barcelona player, fall into the category of something that isn’t very likely to happen. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Can’t Get Any Better Than This

Posted on 2 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

There’s nothing surprising anymore about Lionel Messi finishing the first half with a hat-trick. Barcelona look like a completely different team with and without their Argentine star, but sometimes it’s shocking to see the difference one player, as talented as he may be, make by actually being fit for a match. More

Transfer Rumors 2013 – Liverpool Will Sign Simon Mignolet

Posted on 22 Jun, 2013, by in Soccer

Liverpool would really like to see someone other than Pepe Reina at goal next season, and might have finally agreed on a fee with Simon Mignolet from Sunderland. Pepe Reina is waiting for an offer from Barcelona, while the Spanish champions are stuck with a non-departing Victor Valdes. More

FC Barcelona – Lionel Messi Runs Out of Luck

Posted on 3 Apr, 2013, by in Soccer

Staying healthy for so long is a matter of luck, among other things. Lionel Messi scored a goal that should have opened the floodgates towards a comfortable away win for Barcelona and securing a semifinal spot. Instead, Messi limped off with a hamstring injury that should keep him out of the second leg, while Barca have a complicated job ahead of them. More