Thursday, November 21, 2019

Tag: Barcelona

Sentenced To Death By International Break

It's 3 pm on a Saturday afternoon, and you know you should be doing something. Something of utmost importance to your existence and yet, at the moment, you’re sorely pressed because you can’t remember what it is. So you surf both the couch and Television...

Where Will Coutinho Fit At Barcelona?

Following Phillipe Coutinho's move to Barcelona, there has been a lot of reactions from all quarters about the fee, reasons behind a move in January and desired role for the Brazillian magician. Many have touted him for the Iniesta role (Including the Barcelona board)...

Phillipe Coutinho: A Quality Player And Why Barcelona Need Him

  It's done and it's not surprising. A Brazilian has angled for a move to his dream club and has gotten it. Then, you check the month of the year and the teams in the latter stages of the UEFA Champions league that includes Liverpool...

BARCELONA THRIVING DESPITE INSTITUTIONAL CRISIS – TALKING TACTICS

Barcelona ought to be in crisis. What is happening? Just fresh off a terrible summer of contractual lies, disappointments and scatter gun approach to transfers, motion of “vote of no confidence”, chants of #BartomeuDismision; Barca’s on pitch performance has been nothing but encouraging with a...

UEFA Champions League 2017/18 Season’s Preview: Impossible Is Nothing

Few things in life can make a grown man cry, and the UEFA Champions league anthem has proven over time to be one them. And who can blame those who succumb to tears. The emotions felt when you step onto the field for your...

Spanish Super Cup Preview: Barcelona vs Real Madrid – El Clasico Special

If you take the last 1.5 years of Real Madrid into consideration, one would be forgiven for suggesting Zidane’s Madrid is on par with Pep’s Barcelona side – ignoring aesthetic value & what not. The true strength of both sides lay in midfield but...

Built  to  last?  – Barcelona’s decline: Are  the  Catalan  club  losing  their  identity?

“A  year  at  Barcelona  is  like  two  anywhere  else”  –  Victor  Valdes   The  problems  only  started  to  become  clear.  Recruitment  being  a  obvious  one.  Apart  from  Neymar  and Luis  Suarez,  Barcelona’s  recent  transfers  have  been  expensive  failures;  Arda  Turan,  Andre  Gomes,  Vidal and  Paco  Alcacer  have  failed ...

Legends Corner: Ronaldo De Lima, The Phenomenon.

Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima ‘Il Fenomeno’ the boyish grin that had defenders in tears. Ronaldo had it all! Aesthetics – watching Ronaldo at his peak was an astonishing experience, comparable to viewing artwork by Michaelangelo or Picasso or listening to a concerto piece...

El Classico Preview: No Margin For Error

Following contrasting European outings, Real Madrid and Barcelona are set to lock horns in what is for both teams a must win game, a potential title decider if you may. Barcelona in particular cannot afford any slip ups as anything but a win will all...

The Truth About Barcelona & Other Ramblings

This football season has been awesome, across Europe. From a neutral perspective, of course. Players have come into their own, Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele are notable mentions. Managers too – Hoffenheim’s 28 year old Julian Nagelsmann is basically performing miracles in the Bundesliga....
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