A Series of Unfortunate Events

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Note: This is a post by our new writer Yazdan Basir. You can congratulate [or argue with] him on Twitter at @yazdan_basir. He blogs as ThoughtBox. Check out his previous work here.   The defeat to...

It’s a matter of perspective

It’s a matter of perspective

FC Barcelona, for all intents and purposes, is a desperate club right now. The Neymar transfer debacle has ended, and now the team wants to sign players to reinforce the squad and replace him....

The 222 Million Euro Question

You’re one of the biggest football clubs in the world and are heading smoothly towards the start of a promising season when, without any warning, one of your star players leaves. You now have...

Barcelona: don’t repeat the mistakes of the past

Barcelona: don’t repeat the mistakes of the past

Barcelona is about to make the same mistake it made when it signed Neymar 4 years ago. And it’s painful to watch. If reports from Liverpool are accurate, the club is ready to splash...

It’s how he left

It’s how he left

It’s finally over (for the most part). Neymar Jr. was officially presented as a Paris Saint-Germain player as the summer’s most discussed transfer saga finally came to a close. The last two and a...

The Neymar Saga: A Question of Priorities

The Neymar Saga: A Question of Priorities

Neymar Jr., since his very first day as an FC Barcelona player, has been labelled as the man to lead the Catalan club when it’s time for the greatest player to ever grace the...

This post is about nothing…

… and everything. Maybe it’s time for a moment of reflection. All the news floating around has made things difficult, but let’s try to take it in. Buckle up, this is going to be a...

Barça B Roundup: Reserves earn hard fought promotion final berth

Barça B Roundup: Reserves earn hard fought promotion final berth

Barcelona B went into the second leg of their promotion playoff against Cartagena defending a valuable 2-1 lead from the first leg away from home. In the previous round, the Blaugranas suffered a damaging...

Barça B Roundup: No miracle

Barça B Roundup: No miracle

After last week’s first leg which resulted in a 2-0 home defeat for Barcelona B against Cultural Leonesa, it was always going to be an uphill battle in the second leg. The reserves travelled...

Barça B Roundup: No miracle

Barça B Roundup: No miracle

After last week’s first leg which resulted in a 2-0 home defeat for Barcelona B against Cultural Leonesa, it was always going to be an uphill battle in the second leg. The reserves travelled...

Review: FC Barcelona vs. Alavés

Luis Enrique’s last game while at the helm for FC Barcelona culminated in the club’s ninth trophy in three seasons, and their third consecutive Copy del Rey victory. Thanks to another decisive performance from...

Barça B Roundup: Wasteful reserves left in need of a miracle

Barça B Roundup: Wasteful reserves left in need of a miracle

It was all shaping up so well for Barcelona B. The reserves majestically clinched top spot in their Segunda B group to secure a place in the group winners playoff. They received Cultural Leonesa...

Match Review: FC Barcelona vs Eibar

Match Review: FC Barcelona vs Eibar

The concept of Luis Enrique’s Barcelona winning the league on the final day seemed a far-fetched idea since the loss to Málaga in April. The miracles can seem doable when they are in your...

Match Review: FC Barcelona vs. Villarreal CF

Match Review: FC Barcelona vs. Villarreal CF

With the fate of La Liga officially out of our hands, all we can do is continue to win and hope for a slip-up. The match on the weekend against Villarreal was a test:...

Match Review: FC Barcelona vs. Villareal CF

Match Review: FC Barcelona vs. Villareal CF

With the fate of La Liga officially out of our hands, all we can do is continue to win and hope for a slip-up. The match on the weekend against Villareal was a test:...

Espanyol Match Review: Onwards and (hopefully) upwards!

Espanyol Match Review: Onwards and (hopefully) upwards!

Three goals and 3 very important points should be the biggest take-away from the match at Espanyol. As disappointing as it is, Real Madrid, winning at the death (again) courtesy of a fine Marcelo...

Barça B Roundup: Campeones!

Get the job done. That’s what yesterday’s match against relegation-threatened AE Prat was all about for FC Barcelona B. Last, they conceded a late goal and let the chance to secure top spot in...

Match Review: Barcelona vs. Osasuna

Match Review: Barcelona vs. Osasuna

The Camp Nou was buzzing as almost 100,000 fans commemorated Lionel Messi’s 500 goals. It seemed as if the match against Osasuna was a side attraction. The match ended up being enjoyable while putting...

Review: FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid

This review comes at a delay because I’ve spent the last two days in a fugue state, waiting to wake up from what surely must have been a culé’s hopeful, feverish imaginings. Only watching...

Where should Lionel Messi play next season?

Where should Lionel Messi play next season?

Watching FC Barcelona outclassed in the quarterfinals of the Champions League and now facing a must win scenario in El Clásico has finally shown how unbalanced the club has become. With a final in the...

Match Review: FC Barcelona vs Juventus

Match Review: FC Barcelona vs Juventus

On Wednesday March 8, Barcelona fans and football fans alike witnessed one of the greatest sporting comebacks ever seen. A comeback against a team, despite their tendency to bottle big European nights, who are...

Can it happen?

Can it happen?

Yes, I know about PSG and that historic comeback. That was truly something special, a magical night at the Camp Nou when we witnessed something that had never happened before. A 6-1 win after...

Barça B Roundup: Champions-elect march on

Barça B Roundup: Champions-elect march on

Barcelona B, leaders of Group 3 of the Segunda División B, continued their impressive march towards clinching top spot with a narrow but immensely valuable 1-0 win over Catalan neighbors Lleida. Gerard’s team was...

Match Review: FC Barcelona vs Sevilla

Match Review: FC Barcelona vs Sevilla

Barcelona taking on Sevilla at the Camp Nou is a game that, on paper, seemed like it could be massively decisive in the race for the La Liga title as a potential slip up...

Two examples to follow

Two examples to follow

It’s not often that someone can say that there is any individual or team that can serve as an example to follow for Barcelona’s first team. Widley regarded as the best team in the...

Barça B Roundup: A dozen goals for the record books

Barça B Roundup: A dozen goals for the record books

There are times when a football match is nothing but a match, because of a huge gap in quality between the two competing sides. The world of football sees big scorelines, but when the...

Match Review: Barcelona FC vs Granada CF

Match Review: Barcelona FC vs Granada CF

We have now arrived at the climax of the 2016/2017 season. At this point, it is not about getting your money’s worth of entertainment value. It is strictly about results. Results, results, results- results....